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Atena Daemi Charged in a New Case

Posted on: 21st January, 2017
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Atena Daemi

HRANA News Agency – Atena Daemi, imprisoned human rights activist was charged at Shahid Moghadas court in Evin prison on December 19 because of being sued by IRGC officers.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), on December 19, Atena Daemi was charged with insulting the Supreme Leader, publishing lies, insulting the authorities, preventing the implementation of warrants and beating the duty officer in the fourth branch of the Shahid Moghdas court in Evin prison.

Ms. Daemi has rejected the charges and announced that she had been arrested by the plaintiffs in the case and she had complained because the date of arrest warrant was for some days later.

After that, the prosecutor had shown her videos of arrest. And in the film, Atena Daemi and members of her family did not wear hijab and the officer was filming them without their permission.

An informed source told HRANA’s reporter, “Ms. Daemi strongly protested and announced she will complain for the illegal filming. The magistrate told her after protesting against the film, ‘imagine we do not have the film!’”

Atena Daemi stated that in the film it wass clear that the officers were in the house and officers were not prevented and they only protested against the date of warrant.

It is worth mentioning, Atena Daemi, civil rights activist, was arrested in her father’s house by Sarallah base forces of the IRGC, and transferred to Evin prison, in order to serve her 7 years of imprisonment sentence, on November 26, at 8 am.

In the open letter, she had announced that she was beaten by an officer and the officer used pepper spray and she had sued him.

She also stated that the prison guards threatened her by this case and told her “we will do something that you will never of freedom.”

Atena Daemi, 29, 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 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.

Previously, she was released by converting the detention to the bail at the appeal court, from women’s ward in Evin prison on February 15, 2016.

Her sentence was reduced to 7 years in prison, in branch number 36 of the appeal court of Tehran by judge Ghomizadeh.

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