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Flogging and prison sentences for detainees of nationwide Iran protests

Flogging and prison sentences for detainees of nationwide Iran protests

Leila Hosseinzadeh went on a medication strike in Adelabad prison in Shiraz

The mullahs’ regime continues to issue sentences for those arrested during the nationwide Iran protests. The following report is a collection of news about the flogging and prison sentences handed down for some women arrested during the protests.

Sara Baluch and Fatemeh Baluch Kari were sentenced to prison and flogging

Sara Baluch and Fatemeh Baluch Kari were sentenced to 9 months imprisonment and 148 lashes by the Zahedan Revolutionary Court, which communicated the verdict to them.

Sara Baluch was sentenced to 6 months in prison for “propaganda against the state,” and Fatemeh Baluch Kari was sentenced to 3 months for the same charge. In addition to the sentences, each has been sentenced to suffer 74 lashes.

Flogging and prison sentences for detainees of nationwide Iran protests
Sanaz Razavifard receives flogging and prison sentence

Sanaz Razavifard sentenced to 4 months in prison and 34 lashes

Sanaz Razavifard, from Behbahan, was sentenced in absentia by Branch 102 of the 2nd Criminal Court of Behbahan on charges of “disturbing public order by preventing the public from doing business” and “depriving the public of comfort and assaulting individuals.” She was charged in absentia to 4 months of imprisonment, over and above time already served, as well as 34 lashes.

Sanaz Razavifard was arrested on Thursday, September 22, during nationwide protests and was first held in Sepidar prison in Ahvaz. She was later transferred to Behbahan prison.

Flogging and prison sentences for detainees of nationwide Iran protests
Elham Afkari, with a 3-year-old daughter, receives 5 years in jail

Elham Afkari sentenced to 5 years in prison

Elham Afkari, detained during the recent nationwide protests, was sentenced by the Shiraz Revolutionary Court to 5 years in prison. She was also banned for two years from working online and may not leave the country.

Elham was arrested in Shiraz on November 10 and transferred to the Department of Intelligence detention center in Shiraz. She went on a hunger strike after her arrival. Elham is the sister of Navid Afkari, a former wrestler and political prisoner who was executed in Shiraz about 2 years ago.

Flogging and prison sentences for detainees of nationwide Iran protests
Vajiheh Pari Zanganeh receives six years in jail

Vajiheh Pari Zanganeh sentenced to 6 years in prison

Vajiheh Pari Zanganeh, a graphic artist, was detained on October 1, 2022, during the nationwide protests. She was sentenced to 6 years in prison by the Appeals Court of Isfahan province. Vajiheh had been initially sentenced to 15 years; after appeals, her sentence was reduced to 6 years. She was accused, among other charges, of embroidering the phrase, “One must cry blood” on her clothes.

Flogging and prison sentences for detainees of nationwide Iran protests
Leila Hosseinzadeh on a medication strike

Leila Hosseinzadeh on a medication strike in Adelabad prison in Shiraz

Leila Hosseinzadeh, a student activist and political prisoner, began a medication strike on December 20 to protest the lack of access to medical facilities in Shiraz’s Adelabad prison.

Leila had been sent to the hospital from Adelabad prison on Saturday, December 10, and was returned to the prison after medical examinations.

Abolfazl Hosseinzadeh, her brother, in a post on his Instagram page, wrote that his sister, Leila Hosseinzadeh, had protested the medical fraud being committed against her in prison and begun a medication strike. “After sending my sister to the doctor, and before performing any diagnostic tests, and without her permission, they gave her a high dose of Cortone. After administering the Cortone, prison officials pressured my sister to undergo diagnostic tests at the prison’s medical facilities. Meanwhile, the high dose of Cortone camouflages a patient’s symptoms and skews test results. Due to prison’s horrible conditions, my sister has been deprived of the right to use one of her vital medicines.”

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