Iran Protests: Student Behnaz Jamalzadeh Sentenced to One Year in Prison

The Tehran Revolutionary Court sentenced Behnaz Jamalzadeh, a student at the Islamic Azad University, to one year in prison. She was arrested amid the 2022 nationwide protests.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, student Behnaz Jamalzadeh, arrested amid nationwide protests, was sentenced to one year in prison for allegedly “propaganda against the regime.”

On November 26, 2022, Jamalzadeh was arrested by security forces at her house. On January 23, 2023, she was released from Ward 209 of Evin Prison on bail.

About the 2022 Nationwide Protests

The arrest of Mahsa Amini by Tehran Morality Police for her improper hejab and her suspicious death on September 16 sparked protests sweeping across Iran. During the nationwide protests, about 19600 people, including journalists, artists, lawyers, teachers, students and civil rights activists, were arrested.