Appeals Court Sentenced Parisa Rafiee to 7 Years Imprisonment and 74 Lashes

Posted on: September 27th, 2019

On September 25, 2019, the sentence of Parisa Rafiee was upheld by the Branch 36 of the appeals court. She was initially sentenced by the primary court to a seven-year prison term, 74 lashes. Furthermore, she is banned from leaving the country and membership in political groups for two years. According to the article 134 of Iran’s Islamic Penal Code, she should serve the sentence for the charge with the highest penalty which is five years.

Parisa Rafiee was studying at the School of Fine Arts at University of Tehran and was arrested on February 28, 2018, by security forces in front of Tehran University. On March 21, 2019, she was released on bail after 23 days of imprisonment in solidarity confinement in an unknown place. She was sentenced to 7 years imprisonment, 74 lashes, and banned for two years from leaving the country and membership in political groups by the Branch 26 of Tehran Revolutionary Court led by judge Moghiseh on the charges of “assembly and collusion against national security”, “propaganda against the state” and “disrupting public order”. An unknown closed source reported to HRANA that, Parisa Rafiee was mistreated and abused during her interrogations including being sent for a virginity test, being threatened to be tortured or executed. The case officer told her family that she was deprived from her legal rights because she is not cooperating. She was accused of “not cooperating” “denying accusations” in her incitement. Her appeals court was scheduled for June 2, 2019 but after she attended, she was told that according to the order of chief of judiciary, her hearing was canceled, and she will be tried in absentia.

Two Student Activists Arrested and Summoned to the Court

Posted on: April 28th, 2018

HRANA News Agency – Parisa Rafiee, a student activist and student of fine arts in Tehran University, was arrested by security forces in front of the Qods door of Tehran University. At the same time, Mikael Gholirad, a student who had been detained some months ago and released on the bail, showed up at Branch 1171 of Tehran Revolutionary Court to defend himself of disrupting public order and participating in illegal gatherings.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Parisa Rafieei, a union activist and student of fine arts in the University of Tehran, was arrested by security forces in the afternoon of February 25. (more…)