Student activist Leila Hosseinzadeh has been summoned to Evin Court to begin serving her prison term.
According to the summons Leila Hosseinzadeh was ordered to appear at the court within 5 days.
Leila Hosseinzadeh, a student of anthropology at Tehran University, was sentenced to five years’ imprisonment on the charge of “assembly and collusion with the intention of acting against national security” and prohibited from activities on social media for two years.
The verdict was upheld by Branch 36 of the Tehran Court of Appeals in December 2021.
Leila Hosseinzadeh had held a small student gathering outside Tehran’s Sharif University of Technology to celebrate the birthday of Mohammad Sharifi Moghaddam, an imprisoned student Dervish. She was indicted of “assembly and collusion for acting against national security” for holding this celebration and singing in it.
Student activist Leila Hosseinzadeh was arrested on December 7, 2021, while visiting Shiraz, the capital of Fars Province in southern Iran.
Security forces arrested Leila Hosseinzadeh and nine friends at gunpoint and confiscated their mobiles and identity papers. Her friends were released after a few hours, but Leila remained in detention.
She had been held incommunicado in an intelligence department detention center called “No. 100,” where she had been beaten and brutalized.
She was transferred to the notorious Adelabad Prison of Shiraz on December 23, 2021.
She was released on bail on January 23.
Political prisoner Leila Hosseinzadeh, was once arrested during the protests in January 2018. She was released on bail after 16 days. The 26th Branch of the Revolutionary Court of Tehran sentenced her to 6 years in prison. It banned her from traveling abroad on charges of “assembly and collusion against national security” and “propaganda against the state.”
The 36th Branch of the Revision Court of Tehran Province commuted the sentence to 3 years and six months in prison and a two-year travel ban on June 24, 2019.
Of this sentence, only 2.5 years was implemented based on the clerical regime’s punishment law.
Once again, security forces arrested Leila Hosseinzadeh at her home on July 28, 2019. They detained her in a safe house belonging to the IRGC Intelligence for ten days. Subsequently, they took her to the women’s ward of Evin Prison to serve her 2.5-year sentence.
The student activist Leila Hosseinzadeh received a medical leave on March 11, 2021, and was eventually released for not physically tolerating detention.