Deami Sisters Trial Held in Tehran
HRANA News Agency – On March 12, 2017, the trial of Atena Daemi and her sisters, Ensie and Hanye was held. The 3 sisters were charged with “obstruction of execution and insulting officials.”
According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), on March 12, 2017, the trial of Atena Daemi and her sisters, Ensie and Hanye was held at branch 1162 of Ghods Judicial Complex.
A close source to Ms. Daemi announced the news and told HRANA’s reporter, “The hearing was held in an atmosphere without tension. Daemi ladies with their lawyer, Ms. Behzadi had to defend themselves at the hearing on the charge of “obstruction of execution and insulting officials.”
The source added, “judicial authority had announced to them that the prohibition of prosecution had been issued for a specified number of charges including insulting the leader, spreading lies and beating the officer.”
Remarkably, long ago, HRANA had reported that Atena Daemi and her sisters were acquitted in this new case at Branch 4 of Shahid Moghdas Court in Evin prison.
On January 17, 2017, the court session of Atena Daemi, imprisoned human rights activist, was held in Shahid Moghadas court in Evin prison. The allegations of insulting the supreme leader, insulting the authorities and spreading lies were dropped from the case and only the two allegations of insulting the officers during the arrest mission and hindering apprehension were heard. This change was done following the testimony of the police, defenses of the lawyer and refusal of recoding the arrest procedure.
On February 15, 2017, the two sisters of Atena Daemi were acquitted of the accusation in Shahid Moghadas court in Evin prison.
HRANA had previously reported that the court hearing of Atena Daemi was held in Shahid Moghadas court in Evin prison, for allegations of insulting the supreme leader, spreading lies, insulting authorities, beating the officers and apprehending the arrest on December 19, 2016.
Ms. Daemi had mentioned during this session that she was the compliant and her supposed arrest date was for two days later.
Need to be mentioned, Atena Daemi was arrested at 8 am in his father’s house on November 28. This arrest was along with use of excessive force and she was beaten and threatened by Sarllah forces of the IRGC and transferred to Evin prison in order to serve her 7 years in prison sentence. This civil rights activist sued the officers on the same day.
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, 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.
Previously, she was released by converting the detention to the bail at the appeal court, 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.