Jila Karamzadeh Makvandi was Sentenced to 6 Years in Prison by the Appeals Court

Jila Karamzadeh Makvandi, a civil activist, was sentenced by Branch 36 of the Tehran Court of Appeals to 6 years in prison.

According to the Campaign for the Defense of Political and Civil Prisoners, Branch 36 of the Tehran Court of Appeals upheld the six-year prison sentence issued by the court against civil activist Jila Karamzadeh Makvandi.

This civil activist was previously sentenced by Branch 29 of the Revolutionary Court of Tehran to 5 years in prison on charges of “conspiracy and conspiracy to disrupt national security” and 1 year in prison on charges of “propaganda activities against the regime.”

According to Article 134 of the Islamic Penal Code, the most severe punishment, that is 5 years imprisonment, will be applicable to this civil activist.

Jila Karamzadeh Makvandi and human rights activist Raheleh Rahmipour were arrested by security forces in Tehran on November 12th, 2019.

After their arrest, these civil activists were transferred to the IRGC Intelligence Security Detention Center, known as Ward 2A of Evin Prison, for interrogation.

After their arrest, the homes of the two civil activists were searched by security forces and some personal belongings, including mobile phones, tablets were confiscated.

Ms. Makvandi was temporarily released from Evin Prison on 300 million Tomans bail on Sunday, December 1st, 2019.

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