Tahereh Bajrovani Sentenced to Imprisonment

The Shahriar Revolutionary Court sentenced Tahereh Bajrovani, imprisoned in Evin Prison, to one and a half years. Bajrovani’s husband, Ali Fotoohi Koohsare, was killed by regime forces during the 2019–2020 Iranian protests.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, Tahereh Bajrovani was sentenced to one year and six months in prison.

According to this verdict issued by the Shahriar Revolutionary Court, headed by Judge Esmail Barjesteh, Bajrovani was convicted of “insulting the Supreme Leader of Iran.”

On December 21, 2022, security forces arrested Bajrovani at her workplace in Tehran and took her to Ward 209 of Evin Prison. After 33 days of interrogation, she was relocated to the women’s ward of Evin Prison.

About Iran Nationwide Protests 2022

The arrest of Mahsa Amini by Tehran Morality Police for her alleged improper hejab and her suspicious death on September 16 sparked protests sweeping across Iran. During these protests, at least about 19760 people, including journalists, artists, lawyers, teachers, students and civil rights activists, were arrested.