Zahra Jamali, a Civil Activist, Returned to Evin Prison  

Zahra Jamali, a civil activist and one of the signatories of the second letter of 14 people (women inside Iran), returned to Evin Prison after her end of temporarily release.

According to the Campaign for Defense of Political and Civil Prisoners, on Tuesday, May 26th, 2020, Zahra Jamali,  a civil activist who had previously been sentenced by Branch 26 of the Revolutionary Court, to three years and eight months in prison, and on Saturday, March 14th, 2020, was released temporarily on 400 million Tomans bail, returned to Evin prison.

“Zahra Jamali” was arrested by security agents at her sister’s home and taken to an unknown location on August 24th, 2019.

During her arrest, her sister’s home was searched and her cell phone was detained.

The civil activist was initially sentenced by Branch 26 of the Revolutionary Court, presided over by Judge Iman Afshari, to five years in prison on charges of “conspiracy against the Islamic Republic” and one year on charges of “propaganda against the regime.” Due to the lack of a criminal record and no appeal, the sentences were reduced to 36 months and 8 months in prison, respectively.

In May 2020, 14 civil and political activists issued a statement calling for “Ali Khamenei’s resignation from the leadership.” After that, a wave of support from individuals and personalities inside and outside Iran was formed for these statements. One of the 14 women’s statements inside Iran was one of these supports.

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