Soori Babai Chegini Arrested for Protesting Compulsory Hejab

On July 13, 2022, Security and Intelligence Police arrested Soori Babai Chegini, a resident of Qazvin, and transferred her to an unidentified location. The police searched her brother’s house and confiscated some of their belongings.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, on July 13, 2022, Soori Babai Chegini was arrested by security forces.

One day before her arrest, in a video post on social media she had shown her protest against compulsory veiling by removing her scarf, as many other women have recently.

The charges against Chegini are still unknown.

Chegini had been summoned by the court on a prior occasion. Her husband, Mohammadreza Behroozi was also fined and sentenced to one year in prison by Qazvin Revolutionary Court.

 

Morad Behroozi Convicted for Criticizing Supreme Leader

Recently, Branch 2 of the Revolutionary Court of Qazvin sentenced Mohammad-Reza Morad Behroozi to one year in prison. Moreover, his wife, Soori Babai Chegini was summoned to Branch 2 of the Public and Revolutionary Court in Mohammadiyeh County of Qazvin Province.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, in a trial in absentia, Branch 2 of the Revolutionary Court of Qazvin, headed by Judge Esmail Amini, sentenced Behroozi to one year in prison on the charge of “offensive statements against the Supreme Leader of Iran.” Additionally, Branch 102 of the Criminal Court of Mohammadiyeh ordered Behroozi to pay a fine in the amount of 10 million tomans.

Beroozi’s wife, Soori Babai Chegini has also been accused of “propaganda against the regime”.

Behroozi was arrested on August 21, 2021, at his house following posting a video on social media in which he criticized the Supreme Leader for banning the foreign Covid-19 vaccines.

Behroozi is a resident of Qazvin and the father of three children.