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Nahid Gorji Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison

Posted on: 7th March, 2016
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Nahid Gorji

HRANA News Agency – Nahid Gorji, social activist, has been sentenced to 3 years imprisonment by the appeal court and the sentence has been sent to the executive branch. The resident of Mashhad was released on the bail after a year of detention this year.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Nahid Gorji was arrested by the intelligence forces at her home on October 11, 2014 and after the inspection of her house, she was transferred to the revolutionary court of Koohsangi in Mashhad and then to an unknown location. After two weeks, the bail of 400 million thomans was issued for her, according to her family the amount was too heavy and they could not provide it.

According close sources to her, the cause of her arrest was activity in social networks and she had no other political or social activities.

One of her relatives said to HRANA’s reporter: “security officers entered her house rough at midnight and arrested Ms. Gorji and after her arrest entered her house again to inspect and took devices such as personal computers and telephone, even the camera.”

Nahid Gorji was released on the bail at the anniversary of her arrest in October 2015, due to the severity of the depression and poor psychological state.

Several reports were published about the Nahid Gorji’s acute mental status and severe depression in detention.

Eight members of European Parliament issued a joint letter to Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy on December 8, 2014, expressing their concern about the detention of Nahid Gorji and asked her to share their concern about the civil society activist with the Iranian government and demand her freedom.

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