Retired Teacher Zeinab Hamrang Arrested in Tehran

On March 12, 2023, security forces arrested retired teacher Zeinab Hamrang Seyed-Beglu in Tehran and took her to an undisclosed location.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, on March 12, 2023, Zeinab Hamrang was arrested in Tehran while leaving home.

The reason for her arrest, the location she is detained, and the allegations against her are still unknown.

Hamrang, age 50, faced other arrests and convictions on prior occasions. In September 2020, she was arrested while she was on a trip to West Azerbaijan Province and transferred to Evin Prison. Subsequently, the Tehran Revolutionary Court sentenced her to five years for “assembly and collusion against national security” and one year for “propaganda against the regime.” Based on Article 134 of the Islamic Penal Code, five years in prison for the first charge was enforced. In October 2022, she was released early from Evin Prison.