The 36th Branch of the Revision Court of Tehran Province upheld a 5-year prison sentence for a student activist and former political prisoner, Leila Hosseinzadeh.
The 28th Branch of Tehran’s Revolutionary Court had earlier sentenced Leila Hosseinzadeh to five years in jail. The court further banned her from social media activities for two years.
Amir Raisian, the lawyer of this student activist, wrote on his Twitter account that her verdict contravened the articles of the clerical regime’s punishment law.
Leila Hosseinzadeh had held a small student gathering outside Tehran’s Sharif University of Technology to celebrate the birthday of Mohammad Sharifi Moghaddam, an imprisoned student Dervish. She was indicted of “assembly and collusion for acting against national security” for holding this celebration and singing in it.
Leila Hosseinzadeh was arraigned of her charges in September 2019 in the 2nd Inspectorate Branch of Evin Courthouse.
Leila Hosseinzadeh, 30, was arrested during the protests in January 2018. She was released on bail after 16 days. The 26th Branch of the Revolutionary Court of Tehran sentenced her to 6 years in prison and banned her from traveling abroad on charges of “assembly and collusion against national security” and “propaganda against the state.”
The 36th Branch of the Revision Court of Tehran Province commuted the sentence to 3 years and six months in prison and a two-year travel ban on June 24, 2019.
Of this sentence, only 2.5 years was implemented based on the clerical regime’s punishment law.
Once again, security forces arrested Leila Hosseinzadeh at her home on July 28, 2019. They detained her in a safe house belonging to the IRGC Intelligence for ten days. Subsequently, they took her to the women’s ward of Evin Prison to serve her 2.5-year sentence.
The student activist Leila Hosseinzadeh received a medical leave on March 11, 2021, and was eventually released for not physically tolerating detention.