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Iran: Writer re-arrested after temporary release from prison

21 February 2017

Revolutionary Guards re-arrested Iranian writer Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee while on her way to visit her hospitalised husband.

Revolutionary Guards re-arrested Iranian writer Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee while on her way to visit her hospitalised husband, reported Amnesty International on 25 January 2017.

Ebrahimi Iraee had been temporarily released from prison on 3 January 2017 pending a judicial review of her six-year sentence for writing an unpublished fictional story. The writer told Amnesty International before her arrest that the Revolutionary Guards were obstructing the judicial review process by preventing the transfer of court files from the Revolutionary Court to the Supreme Court.

The writer’s husband, Arash Sadeghi, is an activist serving a 15-year prison sentence. Sadeghi went on a 71-day hunger strike to demand his wife’s release.

Sources

Sources

» Amnesty International – 25 January 2017
Iran: Stoning writer rearrested as Revolutionary Guards block review of her conviction

» International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran – 10 January 2017
Wife of imprisoned activist Arash Sadeghi resists order to return to prison



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