Tehran: Two Activists Arrested for Implementing Imprisonment Sentence

06 April 2024 17:34

Hengaw: Saturday, April 6, 2024

Hasti Amiri and Zia Nabavi, two students and activists in the academic sphere who protested against the gas attacks on school students, have been detained and transferred to Evin Prison to serve their sentence following a summons by Evin Courthouse.

According to a report received by the Hengaw Organization for Human Rights, on April 6, 2024, Hasti Amiri and Zia Nabavi, activists from Allameh Tabatabaei University who had each been sentenced to one year of imprisonment for their involvement in protesting against the gas attacks on school students, were detained and transferred to Evin Prison following a summons to Branch One of Evin Courthouse.

These two students from Allameh Tabatabaei University were sentenced last summer in the preliminary court and Branch 26 of the Tehran Revolutionary Court, presided over by Judge Iman Afshari, for their involvement in “propaganda against the government,” with each receiving a one-year imprisonment sentence. This verdict was explicitly confirmed by Branch 36 of the Tehran Province Court of Appeals.

This case pertains to the December 16, 2023, gathering of Allameh Tabatabaei University students to protest against the gas attacks on schoolgirls, in which Zia Nabavi and Hasti Amiri participated.

Zia Nabavi has been an activist in the student movement since 2005, and after being expelled from education for reasons undisclosed, he was arrested on June 14, 2009, and spent nearly 8 years in prison. Hasti Amiri had also previously served one year in prison, though the specific reason for her previous imprisonment was not disclosed.

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