Fatemeh Davand, Protester, taken to jail to serve over 5 years SentencePublished by Ali on August 8, 2020
International Liberty Association: Ms Davand is sentenced to 30 lashes and 65 months in prison for taking part in November 2019 protests
An Iran protester, Ms Fatemeh Davand was transferred to the Central Prison of Urmia on 6 August 2020, to start serving her jail sentence on the charge of taking part in the November 2019 protests in Boukan.
Ms Davand was arrested during the November 2019 protests and sentenced to five years and five months and 30 lashes by the Revolutionary Court of Boukan, in Iranian Kurdistan.
Ms Davand is 42 years old and has three children.
On 6 February 2020, she was sentenced to five months in prison and 30 lashes on charges of “disrupting public order and calm by participating in riots” and “removing her veil.”
On 12 May 2020, Ms Davand was tried by the First Branch of the Revolutionary Court of Mahabad on charges of “assembly and collusion against national security.” In late June, the court issued a 5-year jail sentence and informed her lawyer.
In total, Fatemeh Davand is sentenced to 5 years and 5 months’ imprisonment and 30 lashes.
After being arrested during the November protests, she was temporarily released on a billion-toman bail from the Central Prison of Urmia on 25 March 2020.
ILA: It should be mentioned that about 400 women were among at least 1,500 who were killed during the protests in November 2019 by the Iranian security and intelligence forces and plainclothes agents. More than 12,000 were arrested and jailed during the nationwide protests.