The Appeal Court of 4 Civil Rights Activists Will Be Held on July 5th.

Posted on: 5th May, 2016
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HRANA News Agency – July 5, 2016 has been determined as the date of appeal hearing of four civil activist, Atena Daemi, Aso Rostami, Omid Alishenas, Ali Nouri, and also Mohammad Hossein Daemi, Atena Daemi’s father.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), on May 5, 2016, the date of appeal hearing of four civil activist was determined and notified at branch 36 of the Tehran appeals court with the presence of Atena Daemi and Omid Alishenas, two of the case’s defendants.

Atena Daemi, one of the defendants confirmed the news to the reporters of HRANA and said: “On May 5, I went to the court along with Omid Alishenas and the date of the trial for me and three other defendants and also my father was determined.”

The activist and defender of children’s rights explained the reason of presence of his father at the appeal hearing: “Because of having satellite receiving equipment he was already sentence and the verdict of fine was issued and notified, but because his name is also in our case, they asked him to come, too.”

Atena Daemi, 27, was arrested on October 21, 2014 and was held in solitary confinement in Ward 2-A for 86 days. She was transferred to women’s ward in Evin prison, after her interrogations, on January 18, 2015.

After being postponed for several times, eventually in a court, presided by judge Moghiseh of the Revolutionary Court, Branch 28th in Tehran and in the presence of her solicitor and the other defenders of this case, (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.

Previously, the appeals court judge accepted to release her on the bail and after sixteen months of detention she was released from the women’s ward of Evin prison on February 15, 2016.

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, imprisoned civil rights activist 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 have been 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 interrogation and solitary confinement he was transferred to the general ward 8 of Evin Prison, where is financial prisoners’ whereabouts.

After being released on the bail of 500 million IRR, he was sentenced to seven years in prison.