Zahra Mohammadi, a Kurdish language teacher, and Shadi Gilak, a civil activist, have been taken to jail to serve their prison time. Zahra Mohammadi has a sentence of 5, and Shadi Gilak has one year in prison.
Zahra Mohammadi, a Kurdish language teacher
When the public learned of the transfer of this Kurdish language teacher to prison, dozens of the residents of Sanandaj gathered outside the Ministry of Justice to express their anger.
In front of the prison, Zahra Mohammadi met a large crowd who had gone to bid her farewell. She expressed her gratitude and in her brief remarks said, “I did not expect that you come here to be in my company as I am going to prison. This is truly heartwarming and I assure you that during all the moments of my prison time, the enemy would regret tying hope to incarcerating me. I thank you again and I reiterate that the enemy would regret tying hope to my incarceration.”
The Supreme Court has turned down Ms. Mohammadi’s appeal to revise her sentence according to Article 477.
Zahra Mohammadi, 30, lives in Sanandaj. She has a master’s degree in Geopolitics from the University of Birjand.
Agents of the Intelligence Department broke into Ms. Mohammadi’s residence on May 23, 2019, and arrested her. She was conditionally and temporarily released after six months on a bail of 700 million Tomans.
In July 2020, Zahra Mohammadi was sentenced to 10 years in prison on the charge of “forming a group against national security.” Later in October, her sentence was commuted to five years.
Civil activist Shadi Gilak
Shadi Gilak, a civil activist living in Tehran, was sent to Evin Prison on Saturday, January 8, 2022, to serve a one-year sentence.
Shadi Gilak was tried by the Revolutionary Court of Tehran and sentenced to one year in prison on charges of “propaganda against the regime.”
Shadi Gilak’s husband, Arash Johari, also serves his sentence in Evin Prison. Arash Johari is a labor activist. The Revolutionary Court of Tehran sentenced him to 16 years in prison.