Iranian activist, 20, imprisoned for 15 years for & # 39; spreading prostitution by taking off her hijab & # 39;
Iranian women's rights activist, 20, is jailed for 15 years for & # 39; spreading prostitution by dropping off her hijab & # 39;
- Saba Kord Afshari, 20, activist from Iran, has been sentenced to 24 years in prison
- Got 15 years before & # 39; spreading corruption and prostitution by taking off her hijab & # 39;
- Afshari participated in & # 39; white Wednesday & # 39; protests against the mandatory hijab
- Three other female activists were imprisoned in Iran for a total of 18 years this week
An Iranian women's rights activist has been imprisoned for a total of 24 years, including a 15-year term for & # 39; spreading prostitution by dropping off her hijab & # 39;
Saba Kord Afshari, 20, was convicted Tuesday by the Revolutionary Court of Tehran after being found guilty of removing her headscarf and spreading propaganda against the state & # 39; and & # 39; meeting and conspiracy & # 39 ;.
Afshari and her mother, Raheleh Ahmadi, were prominent members of the White Wednesday protest group, who spoke out against the mandatory hijab.
Saba Kord Afshari, 20, has been sentenced to 24 years in prison for participating in protests in Iran, including 15 years for removing her hijab
The couple routinely posted videos of themselves walking around the streets of Tehran without their headscarves to encourage other women to break the law.
She was first arrested in the Iranian capital last year and was imprisoned for a year, according to the Iran Human Rights Monitor.
Afshari was released in February, but continued to protest against human rights violations by the Iranian regime, which again arrested her in June.
She eventually ended up in Evin Prison's women's wing, in Tehran, where human rights organizations say she was pressured to make video confessions of her crimes.
Although her mother was also arrested, Afshari refused to record the video & # 39; s.
Miss Afshari was first arrested in August last year and imprisoned for a year, but arrested again in June after continuing to protest (photo participated in protests against hijab)
Human rights organizations say that Afshari & # 39; s mother Raheleh Ahmadi (right), who also participated in the protests, was also arrested in an attempt to force her to make a confession, which she refused.
On August 19, she was brought to justice and on August 27, her lawyer said he was aware of the new sentence.
The penalty was increased by half due to & # 39; countless charges and previous records & # 39 ;, said Iran Human Rights Monitor.
Three other female rights activists – Shima Babaii, Mojgan Lali and Shaghayegh Mahaki – were also imprisoned in Tehran for a total of 18 years on Monday.
The trio received six years each for & # 39; association and conspiracy against national security & # 39; and & # 39; propaganda against the state & # 39 ;.
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