Children's and Women's Rights Activist Samaneh Asghari Transferred to Evin Prison in Tehran

03 April 2024 22:02

Hengaw, Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Samaneh Asghari, a prominent advocate for children's and women's rights, has been transferred to Evin Prison in Tehran to begin serving her one-year imprisonment sentence.

According to a report received by the Hengaw Organization for Human Rights on Thursday, April 3, 2024, Samaneh Asghari, formerly a member of the board of directors of the Association for Supporting Children's Rights, was detained following a summons to the Shahr-e Ray Courthouse and subsequently moved to Evin Prison for the enforcement of her prison term.

In November 2023, Branch 29 of the Tehran Revolutionary Court sentenced Samaneh Asghari to one year in prison, considering her prior days of detention.

Samaneh Asghari was initially detained on September 14, 2023, by security forces at her residence in Tehran. Following her arrest, she was held in Ward 209 of Evin Prison, known as the Intelligence Ministry's Detention Center. 

Later, on September 30, she was transferred to Qarchak Prison. Subsequently, she was temporarily released on bail of one billion tomans until the conclusion of the trial process on Thursday, October 3.

A graduate of Industrial Engineering from Kharazmi University, Samaneh Asghari had previously been detained on October 11, 2022, during the Women, Life, Freedom (Jin, Jiyan, Azadi) Movement. She was ultimately released from Qarchak Prison on April 24 of the following year, after spending six months and sixteen days in detention, following an "amnesty."

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