Student Activist Sentenced To ImprisonmentPublished by Tirdad on June 27, 2019
The prison verdict for student activist, Leila Hosseinzadeh, was upheld by the Appeal Court of Tehran Province. This verdict was issued by the Branch 26 of the Court of Tehran, in March 2018.
On Monday, 24 June, 2019, Branch 36 of the Appeal Court of Tehran Province informed Leila Hosseinzadeh of her sentence. Leila Hosseinzadeh has been sentenced to 30 months of imprisonment on the charge of “collusion against the national security” and another one year for “propaganda against the state.” She is also banned from leaving the country for two years.
Leila Hosseinzadeh, secretary of the students’ central council of Tehran University, was arrested on 1 January, 2018, during the nationwide uprisings in Iran, but was released on bail later.
Student activist Leila Hosseinzadeh had been previously sentenced to six years in prison and another two years of being deprived of leaving the country, on 7 March, 2018, by the Branch 26 of the Court of Tehran.
It worth mentioning that, her first trial was held on 22 October, 2018, and her revision hearing was held on 14 May, 2019.
Following this verdict, a group of students of Tehran University‘s School of Social Sciences held a protest gathering against the continuing trend of arrests and verdicts issued for students by the Judiciary.
The Sciences and Higher Education Ministry officials had previously promised students that student cases would be terminated and returned to the university, a promise that has never been delivered. Student protesters demanded a response from officials and accountability on the situation of the arrested students and other students of the university who are awaiting their verdicts. Student protesters emphasized that if they do not receive any response from the officials, they would continue their protests.