The Court of Appeals of Ilam, in western Iran, has sentenced a protester to a suspended prison sentence, payment of a fine in cash and a ban on leaving the country for two years.

Kurdish student Farzaneh Seydi was arrested by security forces during the recent anti-government protests in Ilam on 15 October 2022. A month later, she was released on a bail of 3 billion Tomans – nearly 71,500 USD.

The Islamic Revolutionary and Criminal Courts of Ilam sentenced the civilian to a total of four years and three months in jail, and a two-year ban on leaving the country and cancelling her passport.

The courts charged her with “assembly and collusion with the intent to commit crimes against internal/external security”, “propaganda against the state” and “disrupting public order”.

However, in the past few days, the province’s Court of Appeals commuted the sentences to two years and two months of suspended imprisonment, a fine of 25 million Tomans – nearly 600 USD – and a two-year ban on leaving the country and cancellation of her passport.