Roya Saberinejad the British woman in prison is transferred to Evin prison
Roya Saberinejad the British woman in prison in Iran
is transferred to Evin prison
Roya Saberinejad Nobakht, a British-Iranian citizen who has been in prison in Iran since October 2013 was retried and she was told that her sentence has been reduced to 7 years. She was only informed verbally about the reduction of her sentence; the court has not given her or her family any written letter confirming her new sentence.
Roya was also transferred from Shahre Ray prison to Evin prison three months ago. Roya was kept in Shahre Ray prison for several months. Shahre Ray prison is a notorious women’s prison which is known for its cruel condition where the inmates are mainly women who are arrested for drug use and murder and their condition is unspeakably inhuman, the inmates are regularly attacked and beaten by prison guards and many of them suffer from severe mental health conditions but they are not provided with any treatment. Regime transferred Roya Saberinejad to this prison to exert further pressure.
On 14 April 2014, after being incarcerated & tortured in the notorious Evin prison for 5 months, Roya Saberinejad was sentenced to 20 years. During the trial her lawyer was present but not allowed to speak on her behalf.
Her “crime” was expressing views about Iran’s Islamic régime on her Facebook page. She was charged with “gathering and participation with intent to commit crimes against national security” and “insulting Islamic sanctities”, a crime which is punishable by death. For that, she was, along with 6 men & 1 other woman, sentenced by the Tehran Revolutionary Court to a total of 123 years.
She was subjected to physical and psychological torture, insults and humiliation, she was deprived of regular access to her medication, forced to stand outside in winter, in the cold, wearing wet clothes which have resulted in kidney problems. She was refused essential medication and was held in solitary confinement and was subjected to interrogation lasting several hours.
Roya Saberinejad Nobakht joined her husband in Stockport – Manchester in 2007. She was arrested in October 2013 while visiting her family in Iran.
Despite all the serious concerns, the British government has not taken any serious action to free Roya. It is the responsibility of the British Government to put pressure on the regime in Iran to release Roya Saberinejad Nobakht immediately and unconditionally.
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TO: The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO)
We, the undersigned, express our concern for the plight of Roya Saberinejad Nobakht, 48, a British citizen who has been in prison in Iran since October 2013 and was sentenced to 20 years in prison for posting an anti-government comment on Facebook. She has been subjected to physical and psychological torture in prison.
Roya Saberinejad Nobakht is a British citizen and the British government has a duty of care for her.
We request that the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to put pressure on the regime in Iran to release Roya Saberinejad Nobakht immediately.
Name: City/ Constituency
Free Roya Now campaign
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