The Appeal Court of 4 Civil Rights Activists Held in Tehran
HRANA News Agency – The appeal hearing for four civil activists; “Atena Daemi, Omid Alishenas, Asuo Rostami, Ali Nouri” and “Mohammad Hossein Daemi” (Atena’s father), was held at Branch 36 of the Appeals Court of Tehran Province.
According to the report of Human Rights Activists in Iran (HRANA), on August 3, an appeal hearing for these four civil activists and Atena Daemi’s father, was held at Branch 36 of the Appeals Court of Tehran Province.
A close source to these activists announced the news and told HRANA’s reporter: “Mr. Asuo Rostami attended this branch for a few minutes and gave his reason for not participating in the hearing. Ms. Atena Daemi with his father and lawyer, Mr. Amir Salar Davoodi, along with Mr. Omid Alishenas and Mr. Ali Nouri attended the hearing and defended themselves, on August 3. The court’s decision will be issued in the coming days.”
On July 5, the trial of these activists in this branch was postponed, because of the absence of two of three judges, and absence of one of the defendants.
Atena Daemi, 27, was arrested on October 21, 2014 and was held for 86 days in solitary confinement of ward 2-A. She was transferred to women’s ward of Evin prison on January 18, 2015.
After several postponement of the court hearing, eventually in a court, presided by judge Moghiseh, judge of branch 28 of the Revolutionary Court in Tehran and in the presence of her solicitor and the other inmates (Omid Alishenas, Asuo Rostami, and Ali Nouri), she was charged with propaganda against the regime, gathering and collusion against the national security, insulting the Supreme Leader, insulting the Islamic Republic’s founder and concealing evidence of the crime because of her peaceful civil activities, and was sentenced to 14 years in prison on March 14, 2015.
Atena Daemi, imprisoned civil rights activist, was released on the bail from Evin prison after sixteen months of detention.
Omid Alishenas was arrested on September 4, 2014, and transferred to ward 2-A of Evin prison, which is controlled by the IRGC. Although a bail of 1000 million IRR had been issued for him, the court and the prosecutor’s office eventually did not accept the bail for unknown reasons and he was transferred to ward number 8 for continuation of the interrogations.
Omid Alishenas was released on the bail from Evin prison after 16 months of detention.
Aso Rostami, other defendant of this case, had been arrested along with several others after a gathering to support Kobani in front of the UN office in Tehran, on Wednesday, October 8, 2014, and after a long time in solitary confinement and interrogation, he was transferred to ward 8 of Evin prison.
He was sentenced to 7 years imprisonment on charges of propaganda against the regime, gathering and collusion against the national security and insulting the supreme leader due to his peaceful civil activities.
Aso Rostami, social and civil rights activist, was released from Evin prison after sixteen months of detention.
Ali Nouri, civil rights activist was arrested during a protest in solidarity with Kobani in front of United Nations’ office on October 8, 2014 and was transferred to ward 2-A of Evin prison, which is controlled by the IRGC and after a long period of interrogations and being held in solitary confinement he was transferred to ward 8 of Evin Prison.
After being released on the bail of 500 million IRR, he was sentenced to seven years in prison.