Soheila Hejab Released from Kermanshah Central Prison
08:21 - 3/5/2023
According to the reports received by Hana's colleagues: On Tuesday, 2nd of March 2023, Soheila Hejab, a Kurdish political prisoner, lawyer and human rights activist, was released from Kermanshah Central Prison.
Majid Hejab, the mentioned brother, added that my sister, who is on medical leave, received her release after going to the central prison of Kermanshah.
Soheila Hejab was arrested for the first time in January 2019, in Shiraz and after going through the proceedings, she was sentenced to 2 years in prison. After enduring 5 months of imprisonment in Adelabad prison in Shiraz, she was pardoned and released from prison.
In June 2019, Hejab was arrested again by the security forces and imprisoned in the women's ward of Evin prison. On March 14, 2020, she was temporarily released by posting a bail of 3 billion tomans until the end of the proceedings.
But 4 days later, with accusations such as "propaganda against the system", "gathering and collusion", "disturbance of public order through chaos and disorder", "formation of a group to defend women's rights" and "request to hold a referendum and change the constitution". she was sentenced to 18 years in prison.
This sentence, which was issued in Branch 28 of the Revolutionary Court of Tehran headed by Mohammad Moghiseh, was also approved by the Court of Appeals and is enforceable for five years. Hejab was arrested on May 23, 2020, after referring to the Court of Appeals, by IRGC intelligence agents (Tharullah headquarters of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps) and transferred to Shahr Ray Women's Prison. By publishing an audio file from inside the prison, she explained that without any explanation or reason, the officers dragged her on the asphalt of the street by beating her and grabbing her hair, and after the beating, they arrested her with a bloody face and without shoes and socks. She was transferred to Qarchak prison. According to Hejab, in addition to the threat of physical removal, she was threatened by an interrogator with the name (real or pseudonym) Shafi'i, that if she does not give up on her position, they will add the charge of possession of weapons to her case.
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