But after obtaining a confession, prosecutors dropped the agreement and sentenced Dehghan to death in January of this year, according to the Center for Human Rights in Iran.
Prosecutors asked that Dehghan be sentenced to death for “insulting the prophet’ as well as to 16 months in prison for ’insulting the supreme leader’.
Co-defendants Sahar Eliasi and Mohammad Nouri were also convicted of posting anti-Islamic material on social media. Nouri was issued a death sentence, and Eliasi's sentenced reduced from 7 years to 3years. According to Amnesty International, there were 289 state executions carried out in Iran in 2014, and according to the UN, at least 966 people were put to death in the country in 2015.
No information is available on the reason for their transfer to the solitary ward.
Massoumeh Zia, a civil rights activist, Tahereh Riyahi, a journalist, and Mahsa Roj'ati, a civil rights activist, had been transferred to the Evin's Women's Ward after two months of interrogation in solitary confinement at Ward 209.
Ms. Bayazidi was interrogated and badly beaten up by authorities of the Central Prison of Kerman.
She writes in part in her letter: , "For 38 years, you have played with the people of Iran and all the ethnic groups like your rosary beads. And in the name of a false religion and an Islam which you have made up, you have tortured and raped people and given them long prison sentences, or executed them. I will never forget what happened to me and others like me, in prison but a day will come when people like me will see you and your accomplice in virtuous courts. We hope for the day when the occupying officials of the evil regime of the Islamic Republic would be punished as they deserve."
Afsaneh Bayazdi, Kurdish student activist, was sentenced on September 8, 2016, to four years in prison and internal exile to Kerman for disseminating propaganda against the state.
The Women's Committee of the Iranian resistance on April 1st
condemned the Iranian Regime's Banning of Female Athletes' Competition on the Bogus Charge Of "Failing to Observe Islamic Codes". The Women's committee's statement reads: In an appalling measure, the clerical regime deprived five female Iranian athletes for one year from participating in all national and international tournaments for "failing to observe Islamic codes" while participating in China's Open billiard competitions.
They held similar gatherings on January 30 and February 25, 2017 demanding abolition of the death penalty.