Monday , 27 June 2022

Free Zaynab Jalalian – 14 years unjustly imprisoned!

Shabtabnews – In a statement International Organisation to Preserve Human Rights (IOPHR) called for the immediate release of Zaynab Jalalian, an Iranian women’s rights activist, from her arbitrary detention, which is a gross violation of her basic human rights.

Zaynab Jalalian who is serving life imprisonment for her alleged membership of the Kurdish political party, and was also sentenced to death for ‘enmity against God’ (moharebeh), was imprisoned without access to a lawyer or a fair trial. She has been subject to brutal, mental and physical torture by the Iranian authorities. She has also been denied access to treatments and specialized medical care despite her deteriorating health and several medical conditions, including COVID-19 infection (April 2020), a heart problem and a severe dental infection. 

On several occasions, Zaynab has been on hunger strike due to intolerable conditions and being deprived of weekly visits, basic prison facilities and necessary medical treatments. 

Throughout her 14 years imprisonment she has not spent a single day outside of prison on furlough.

IOPHR has started a petition to raise awareness of Zaynab Jalalian condition and asking for international support for her immediate release.

Go to the petition HERE.

For full statement see below link:

Free Zaynab Jalalian – 14 years unjustly imprisoned! | Preserve Human Rights (iophr.org)

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