Tuesday, October 25, 2016 9:10:37 AM
Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee was nabbed at her house by IRGC forces early morning on October 24, 2016. The agents kicked down the doors to her home and entered without arrest warrant, according to her relatives.
Iran’s authorities took her into Women Ward at Evin prison following the arrest, BCR Group has learned. Golrokh was sentenced to six years in prison for vague charges of "insulting Islamic sanctities" (blasphemy) for the unpublished fictional story about "stoning", according to news. The story describes the emotional reaction of a young woman who watches the movie "The Stoning of Soraya M" – which based of true story of a young woman stoned to death for alleged adultery, via run-human rights news.
Iran’s authorities issued its unjust charges against the young writer following the unpublished story – which was discovered by IRGC agents when Golrokh was arrested together with her husband Arash Sadeghi. Arash Sadeghi, who is currently serving a 19-year prison term in the notorious Evin prison on the ambiguous charges of on charges including "spreading propaganda against the system", "gathering and colluding against national security" and "insulting the founder of the Islamic Republic", according to local human rights activists.
There are worries Iran security forces were physically abusive and violent with Golrokh in the process of nabbing her and taking her to prison, human rights activist Maryam Nayeb Yazdi said.
Both Golrokh and Arash are detained in Evin to serving heavy sentences for peaceful activism.
Arash Sadeghi, the imprisoned student activist, has started a hunger strike following arbitrary arrest of his wife. Arash is on an indefinite hunger strike until Iran's officials release his wife Golrokh from the prison.
Iranian human rights activists have run #FreeGolrokh and #FreeArashSadeghi in support of couple imprisoned.
"Instead of doggedly intimidating and imprisoning critical voices, the authorities should abolish this cruel punishment once and for all", says Magdalena Mughrabi, Deputy Middle East and North Africa Director at Amnesty International.
"The Iranian authorities must immediately and unconditionally release writer and human rights activist Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee, following her arrest yesterday", Amnesty International urged.
By: Kaveh Taheri