Wednesday, 28 September, 2022

Leila Hosseinzadeh Transferred To Adelabad Prison


Human Rights in Iran – Wednesday, September 14, 2022 – After completing the interrogation process, Leila Hosseinzadeh was transferred to Adelabad Prison in Shiraz.

According to Human Rights in Iran, on Tuesday, September 6, 2022, Leila Hosseinzadeh, a student activist, was transferred to Adelabad Prison in Shiraz after the interrogations were completed. The student activist was arrested by security forces a while ago. After being transferred to Section 209 of Evin Prison, she was transferred to Shiraz Intelligence Department Detention Center No. 100 and then to the security police in the city.

In this regard, a well-informed source told the reporter of Human Rights in Iran: “In a phone call with her family, Leila Hosseinzadeh announced her transfer to Adelabad Prison and said that she had been transferred to the prison since about seven days ago, and that due to non-compliance with the principle of separation of crimes, she was being held among prisoners with drug-related and other non-political offenses. Leila suffers from autoimmune disease and has faced problems such as joint pain, eye discomfort and gastrointestinal failure, and the contaminated prison environment endangers her health, because she is denied access to her medications.”

Leila Hosseinzadeh was arrested by security forces on August 20, 2022, and after being transferred to the Intelligence Department’s Security Ward 209 located in Evin Prison, she was transferred to Shiraz Intelligence Detention Center No. 100 for interrogation. On September 1, 2022, she was transferred from the detention center of this security organization to the Shiraz Security Police Detention Center known as “Soroush”.

On January 8, 2022, Leila Hosseinzadeh was summoned to serve her five-year sentence after receiving a written notification from Branch 1 of the Criminal Sentences Enforcement Office of Evin Prison, however, it is not clear why her prison sentence was suspended.

This student activist was sentenced on February 27, 2021 by Branch 28 of Tehran’s Revolutionary Court, headed by Mohammad-Reza Amouzad, to five years imprisonment on charges of “assembly and collusion with the intent to disrupt the country’s security” and also, to two years of deprivation of her activities in cyberspace as a supplementary punishment. This ruling was confirmed after the case was appealed and referred to Branch 36 of the Tehran’s Appeals Court.

Leila Hosseinzadeh was arrested for another case on December7,2021, following a raid by Intelligence Department agents in Shiraz and transferred to solitary confinement in Ward 209 of Evin Prison for interrogation.

After being transferred to the women’s ward at Adelabad Prison in Shiraz, she was released on bail of 1.5 billion Tomans from Adelabad Prison in Shiraz on December 23, 2021.

Simultaneously with the arrest of this student activist, media outlets close to security agencies claimed: “Several people were arrested in Shiraz under the title (elements related to foreign anti-revolutionary movements and networks led by L.H. : Leila Hosseinzadeh)

Following the referral of security agents to her house, this student activist, the secretary of the central trade union council of Tehran University students, was arrested on July 28, 2019 for two years and six months imprisonment on charges of “propaganda against the state”, which had previously been approved by Branch 36 of the Tehran Province Appeals Court, and transferred to Evin Prison to endure the prison sentence. She was conditionally released on May 19, 2020, according to the judiciary’s recent directive.

On March7, 2018, she was sentenced by Branch 26 of Tehran’s Revolutionary Court, presided over by Judge Mashallah Ahmadzadeh, to six years imprisonment and 2 years’ ban on leaving the country. After two hearings on October 22, 2018 and May 14, 2019, this ruling was confirmed by Branch 36 of the Tehran Province Appeals Court.

Article5of the Criminal Procedure Code emphasizes on informing the defendants as soon as possible of the charges against them, as well as the right to access a lawyer and other defense rights mentioned in the law.

The suppression of freedom of expression violates Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, adopted on December 16, 1966, which emphasizes the right of individuals to freely disseminate their political and ideological opinions and views.

The arbitrary detention of individuals and the lack of access to lawyers violate Article 9 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Article 9 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, adopted on December 16, 1966

Also, the right to due process is one of the incontrovertible rights, which is also emphasized in Article 10 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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