Hakimeh Ahmadi, an Azerbaijani Turk civil activist was banned from leaving the country after receiving a final verdict from the Tabriz Criminal Court.
According to the Campaign for the Defense of Political and Civil Prisoners, Hakimeh Ahmadi, an Azerbaijani Turk activist, was banned from leaving the country by Branch 112 of the Second Criminal Court of Tabriz, East Azerbaijan Provence, northwestern Iran, through a final ruling she received on Wednesday, October 7th 2020.
The Second Criminal Court of Tabriz had previously issued a judicial supervision order (ban on leaving the country) on September 20th (2020), which Ms. Ahmadi had objected and appealed to the court. However, 17 days after the protest and based on the lawsuit, on Wednesday, October 7th (2020), her appeal was rejected and the judicial supervision order was issued and the final verdict was announced.
Ms. Hakimeh Ahmadi had also been threatened by telephone from Iranian government intelligence agents in recent weeks. In addition, the marks of her beating and wounding on July 16 (2020) still remain on her body.
On July 16, 2020, Ms. Ahmadi, along with dozens of Azerbaijani activists, was detained and beaten by Revolutionary Guards intelligence agents in front of the Republic of Azerbaijan Consulate in Tabriz. After 21 days detention and torture, she was finally released from the Tabriz Central Prison on August 6th (2020) on a heavy bail of 100 million Tomans, until the end of the trial.
This Azerbaijani Turk activist is reportedly accused in the last trial of “disturbing the public order.”
Hakimeh Ahmadi is a native of Marand in East Azerbaijan Provence and was previously arrested on October 18, 2020, and handed down 2 years incarceration by the Maragheh Revolutionary Court on charges of “acting against national security and propaganda against the state.”