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Zeynab Jalalian, kurdish political prisoner, initially sentenced to death, only later to lifetime prison.
Zeynab, born in 1982 [ ۱۳۶۱ ] is a kurdish political prisoner from Maku , imprisoned in Dizel Abad, Kermanshah.
she never confessed to any political activity, but it’s often referred to her as a kurdish political activist.
from 10 May 2017
23 favardin 1396 – 12 April 2017
Golrokh Iraee writes a letter to Zeynab Jalalian –
Political prisoner Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee wrote a letter to Zeinab Jalalian on the eleventh year of her imprisonment and reiterated on the certainty of her freedom. She wrote in her letter,
“I start the spring thinking of the 11th spring you are behind the bars. And I think of your endurance, of your lengthy solitary confinements, and psychological and physical torture you underwent and endured…. I think of your beautiful eyes which remain untreated… You are the symbol of a generation that still breathes and is still alive despite repression and suppression…
“Let them take away our children from our bosoms (like they did to Maryam Akbari Monfared)… Let them raid our homes…
“We are standing on the right side of the history. Dear Zeinab, even if they distort our image… tomorrow is ours and tomorrow is going to be a better day.”
13 May 2016
UN HRC Working Group calls for immediate release of Zeynab Jalalian – the only female political prisoner to be given a life sentence
02 June 2016
Kurdistan Human Rights Network – شبکهی حقوق بشر کردستان
****** please sign the petition for Zeynab ******
16 June 2014 – – please follow the call for urgent action by amnesty international
and write mails to the provided authorities
Zeynab Jalalian, a member of Iranian’s Kurdish minority, currently serving a life sentence in Kermanshah Prison, western Iran, is at risk of losing her eyesight and she is in urgent need of medical care.
11 March 2015 – زینب جلالیان و چشمهایش
08 March 2015 – Kurdistan Human Rights Network
update on Justice 4 Iran
March 2015 / esfand 1393 on Justice4Iran
08 March 2013/ 17 esfand 1393 on Justice4Iran
Rights groups call on UN experts to intervene on behalf of a Kurdish woman activist on the seventh anniversary of her arrest on Women’s Day
cited on kurdane.com شکایت به سازمان ملل: حبس زینب جلالیان را غیرقانونی اعلام کنید
23 january 2015 – 3 bahman 1393 on hrana:
” … Zaynab Jalalian has been transferred from women’s ward of Kermanshah prison to central prison of Khoy almost two months ago. Khoy prison does not have special ward for political prisoners. … has contact with her lawyers (Dr. Mohammad Sharif and Amir Salar Davoodi) regularly. … ”
from her lawyer’s [Amirsalar Davoodi] FB page:
زینب جلالیان چندی است (حدود دوماه قبل) که از زندان دیزل آباد به زندان مرکزی خوی منتقل شده است.
البته زینب همچنان از بیماری ناخونک (بیماری چشمی) رنج می برد, لیکن بینایی اش بر قرار است. شایعه نابینایی زینب را تکذیب می کنیم.
زینب در زندان مرکزی خوی که فاقد بند سیاسی است, امکان ملاقات خانواده اش را یافته است.
پیش از این فاصله زیاد محل نگهداری زینب تا محل اقامت خانواده اش, به صورت قابل توجهی امکان ملاقات او و خانواده را با سختی همراه ساخته بود.
زینب شرایط عمومی مناسبی دارد و مرتبا با وکلای خود (دکتر محمد شریف و امیرسالار داودی) در تماس است.
گفتنی است تاکنون چندین بار ملاقات حضوری هم در محل زندان دیزل آباد ما بین ما وکلای زینب و او برقرار گردیده است.
16 july 2014 – 26 tir 1393 on Hrana: “Zeynab Jalalian’s kidney disease is getting worse and Kermanshah prison authorities ignore her for treatment and she is in critical condition.
“Zeynab Jalalian is suffering great pain in her kidney and her condition is critical. Prison’s authorities also do not act for her treatment.” One of her relatives told HRANA.
Her eyes also need treatment and she is losing her sight and it is being ignored for a long time.”
12 June 2014 – Fereshteh Ghazi on roozonline :
25 May 2014 – Arash Nezamı was informed that Zeynab Jalalian suffers from Pterygium, an eye disease [ ‘Symptoms of pterygium include persistent redness from inflammation, foreign body sensation, tearing, which can cause bleeding, dry and itchy eyes. In advanced cases the pterygium can affect vision as it invades the cornea with the potential of obscuring the optical center of the cornea and inducing astigmatism and corneal scarring,which usually requires surgery. ‘ ]; the Prosecutor’s Office is reportedly denying Zeynab the right to undergo surgery on her eye. The condition is weakening her vision and making her see blurry. An alternative to surgery (since the prosecutor won’t allow her!) is to reportedly use sterile eye drops for a long period of time. [ ‘Some of the irritating symptoms can be addressed with artificial tears. However, no reliable medical treatment exists to reduce or even prevent pterygium progression. Definitive treatment is achieved only by surgical removal. Long-term follow up is required as pterygium may recur even after complete surgical correction.’ ] The prosecutor has reportedly provided no explanation as to why he is rejecting Zeynab’s right to seek the proper medical treatment. However, the report states that Zeynab has been locked up for the past seven years now [without one single day of furlough! ] and has endured severe psychological and physical abuse. The Ministry of Intelligence have reportedly placed much pressure on her this whole time to provide them with false confessions.
4 khordad 1393 – via Arash Nezamı
Zeynab Jalalian on wikipedia – a compilation of info available in English, including sources
some previous news and info
18 April 2014 – united 4 Iran – Bayern : Gefangenenportrait – Zeynab Jalalian
08 March 2014 – I.R.A.N.: Life for Iranian Women on International Women’s Day 2014
“Zeinab Jalalian, falsely accused of membership of a political organisation, brutally tortured and sentenced to life imprisonment. She has been imprisoned since she was 25 years old and is now seriously ill in prison as a result of her torture.”
25 February 2014 – Fereshteh Ghazi/roozonline: هفت سال بدون مرخصی و ۳ سال بدون ملاقاتی
13 January 2014 – hrana: Zaynab Jalalian still imprisoned in Kermanshah
21 dey 1392 hrana: مخالفت با انتقال زینب جلالیان به زندان ماکو
06 October 2013 – hrana: No medical treatment for Zeynab Jalalian /She is on verge of blindness
10 July 2010 – 19 tir 1389: Persian2English & CHRR
*****Zeynab’s data in Iran’s Prisoner Information profile: on the partly restored RAHANA page Arrested in Kermanshah July 2007, transferred to Sanandaj prison
Charged with alleged membership in the outlawed Free Life Party of Kurdistan, or PJAK which she denies.
Often wrongly described as a political activist.
Jan 2009: Sentenced to death without presence of a lawyer, maintained by appeals
Suffering from eyes illness because of torture. Medical treatment denied since she is on death row
27 Nov 2009: Sentence maintained by Supreme Court
18 Mar 2010: Transferred to Evin 209
Back to Kermanshah prison (date unknown)
Verbally informed of reduction in her sentence from execution to imprisonment. Situation unclear at this time.
15 Dec 2011: Sentenced by Supreme Court to Life term: CHRR نقض حکم اعدام؛ محکومیت زینب جلالیان به حبس ابد
09 Jun 2012: Reported in serious health condition but unable to get treatment for intestinal problems related to injuries sustained under torture. Source: ICHR کوتاهی در رسیدگی به خونریزی داخلی زینب جلالیان زندانیان عقیدتی کرد