The resistant political prisoner refused to participate in the unfair trial
The trial of Golrokh Iraee, a resistant political prisoner detained in the women’s ward of Evin Prison, was held on Sunday, June 18, 2023, in her absence.
She refused to attend her trial at the Revision Court, where she had to sign a written commitment paper and request amnesty.
In protest of the verdict issued against her and the unfair judicial proceedings, Golrokh Iraee did not participate in the trial convened at the Revision Court of Tehran province. She refused to ask for clemency.
The last trial of Golrokh Iraee sentenced her to 7 years in jail
Security forces violently arrested Golrokh Iraee at her home on September 26, 2022. They ransacked her residence and confiscated some of her personal belongings.
In late October, Branch 2 of Evin’s Prosecutor’s Office arraigned Ms. Iraee on her “assembly and collusion” charges and “propaganda against the state.”
The trial of Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee was held on April 13, 2023, at the 26th Branch of the Revolutionary Court of Tehran, where she was sentenced to 6 years in prison for “assembly and collusion” and one year for “propaganda against the state.”
The sentence implemented for her will be six years. She was also sentenced to a 2-year ban on staying in her hometown Tehran and a 2-year ban on participating in parties and groups. Her mobile phone was also confiscated.
The presiding judge said he would disagree with her temporary release on bail.
The security forces and the Judiciary have pressured Golrokh Iraee to write a written request for amnesty. Ms. Ebrahimi has refused to do so every time.
Golrokh Iraee had been previously arrested and detained for her activities. In the latest case against her, the 26th Branch of the Revolutionary Court of Tehran sentenced her to three years and seven months in prison.
In April 2021, Golrokh Iraee was sentenced to one year in absentia and banned for two years from joining any group or party and leaving the country. Ms. Iraee was not informed of the convening of such a trial session.
Golrokh Iraee was finally released from the Prison of Amol on May 9, 2022.