Labor activist Hajar Saeedi and Raheleh Rahemipour, 72, are also detained to serve their one- and five-year prison sentences
Nasim Sultan Beigi, a journalist, was taken to the women’s ward of Evin Prison to begin serving her sentence of three years and six months. She was arrested today, Tuesday, November 21, 2023, upon reporting in to the First Branch of the Implementation of Verdicts Office at Evin Courthouse.
Nasim Sultan Beigi, a former student activist and journalist, was arrested by IRGC intelligence officers at the airport on January 11, 2023, and was transferred to Evin prison. She was temporarily released on bail on February 6, 2023, until the end of her trial.
In August 2023, Branch 26 of the Tehran Revolutionary Court sentenced Nasim Sultan Beigi to 7 months and 16 days in prison on the charge of “propaganda against the state” and three years and six months in prison on the charge of “assembly and collusion against national security.”
Nasim Sultan Beigi has a bachelor’s degree in communication sciences from Allameh Tabatabai University in Tehran, a former student activist and social journalist.
Her colleague, Saeedeh Shafiei, was imprisoned on Sunday, November 19, on the same charges.
On a similar development on Saturday, November 18, 2023, a Kurdish labor and women’s rights activist, Hajar Saeedi, was detained to serve her one-year sentence in the women’s ward of the Central Prison of Sanandaj.
Hajar Saeedi is accused of “assembly and collusion” against the state and “acting against national security.”
Ms. Saeedi and seven other labor and civil activists were arrested on May 17, 2023, by agents of the Intelligence Department of Sanandaj, when they were visiting the family of slain protester Houman Abdollahi. The 21-year-old protester was shot and killed by security forces on December 7, 2022, during protests in Sanandaj.
Hajar Saeedi was temporarily released on June 18, on a bail of 500 million Tomans until the end of her legal proceedings.
Ms. Raheleh Rahimipour was also detained on Saturday, November 18, 2023, to begin serving her five-year prison sentence.
Ms. Rahimpour, 72, is seeking justice for her brother killed during the mass slaughter of political opponents in the 1980s. She resides in Tehran and is presently detained in Evin Prison.
Raheleh Rahemipour is accused of “propaganda against the state,” and “assembly and collusion” against national security.