Labour activist Atefeh Rangriz who is presently imprisoned in
Qarchak Prison in Varamin, based on her Aug. 31st verdict is sentenced to 11 years and six months in jail and 74 lashes.
Another female prisoner, Saba KordAfshari 20 years old, was sentenced to 24 years in prison for protesting the compulsory veil and refusing to cooperate with the regime and make forced confessions.
In another development, Parvin Mohammadi, vice president of the Free Union of Iranian Workers, was accused of "propaganda against the state" and was sentenced to one year in prison.
A new plan is going to be enforced across Iran beginning this week to further step up suppression of women for improper veiling. The acting commander of Police, Ayoub Soleimani, said the new plan, called Nazer (Observer) 2, is going to be implemented.
The new plan is designed to put maximum pressure on women. According to the new plan, Police will be present in public places, major stores, and beaches to give warning to women who are considered improperly veiled according to the regime’s standards.
The Iranian regime’s Police had already implemented the Nazer1 plan to monitor women who remove their veils inside their cars.
On Saturday night, August 24, Zahra Jamali, a civil activist living
in Tehran, was arrested at her sister’s home by security forces and was taken to an unknown location. Security forces also seized the personal belongings of Ms. Zahra Jamali, including her cellphone and laptop, during her arrest.
On August 19, Ms. Giti Pourfazel, a retired lawyer, was arrested by security forces and her fate remains unknown. Giti Pourfazel was previously arrested and released during a rally in protest November 2015. In other news, despite a month after the arrest of Ms. Zahra Akbari-Nejad, the wife of political prisoner Abolghassem Fouladvand, no information is available on her fate. She was arrested on July 23, during a raid on her home by security forces. Despite three months of the arbitrary detention of Zahra Mohammadi, director of Nojin Social and Cultural Association in Sanandaj, her fate remains unknown. Ms. Zahra Mohammadi was arrested on May 23, when agents of the Intelligence Department of Sanandaj raided her residence.