Bahareh Hedayat and Mahdiyeh Golroo Temporarily Released from Prison

Monday 18 July 2011

Change for Equality: On the afternoon of July 16, 2011, Bahareh Hedayat and Mahdieh Golroo , student activists, were given leave for the first time since their arrest. According to Daneshjoo News, these two student activists were banned from making telephone calls from prison and taking leaves. Bahareh Hedayat was given leave on a $700,000 bail and Mahdieh Golroo on a $150,000 bail.

Bahareh Hedayat is a member of the central council of the Office for Strengthening Unity. She was arrested in December of 2009 and was sentenced to nine and a half years in prison for “gathering and conspiracy against the state,” “insulting the leadership,” insulting the presidency,” “propagating against the state,” “committing actions against national security by organizing the gathering of 23 of Khordad of 1385 (14 June 2006).”

Mahdieh Golroo, the student activist and a member of The Council to Defend the Right to Education was arrested on December 2, 2009. In March of 2010 she was sentenced to two years and four months in prison on the charges of “propagating against the state, and gathering and conspiracy to disrupt national security.” In June of 2010 this ruling was reduced to two years by the review court.

Bahareh Hedayat and MahdiehGolroo along with Majid Tavakoli, were sentenced to additional six months in prison in a separate court for publication of materials from inside the prison on the charges of “propagating against the regime.”

Meanwhile, a few other political prisoners were released on temporary leave, amongst which are Masoud Lavasani, Abdollah Ramazanzadeh, Behzad Nabavi, Feizollah Arab Sorkhi and Mohsen Mirdamadi.


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