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Iran court hands Nobel laureate Narges Mohammadi extended prison term

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A court docket in Iran has handed an extra 15-month jail time period to the convicted Nobel laureate and human rights activist Narges Mohammadi, in line with a Monday Instagram post from the activist’s household. The extra jail time period was given to Mohammadi for allegedly “spreading propaganda” in opposition to the Islamic Republic. The court docket reportedly primarily based its choice on Mohammadi’s refusal to participate in interrogations and trial classes in court docket.

The Instagram put up additionally acknowledged:

This trial occured in Mohammadi’s absence on December 19, 2023 at Department 26 of the Revolutionary Courtroom which was presided over by Choose Iman Afshari. The trial was reportedly commenced following a criticism from the Ministry of Intelligence and the decision was promptly issued in that session with out her presence throughout that session.

The Islamic Revolutionary Courtroom’s verdict contains fifteen months in jail, two years of exile exterior Tehran and its neighboring provinces, a two-year journey ban, a two-year ban on membership in socio-political teams, and a two-year ban on utilizing a smartphone, as reported by Mohammadi’s household.

The extra expenses observe Mohammadi’s receipt of the Nobel Peace Prize in October final 12 months. She is the nineteenth lady to win the Nobel Peace Prize and the second Iranian lady, after human rights activist Shirin Ebadi in 2003.

Mohammadi, the present director of the Defenders of Human Rights Heart (DHRC), has been dealing with jail phrases since 1998 over multiple convictions. She has been imprisoned 13 instances for a complete of 31 years and has been convicted 5 instances. She is at the moment imprisoned in Tehran’s Evin jail. Her most up-to-date conviction resulted from her function within the protests sparked by the dying of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old lady who died in police custody after being detained by Iranian police for sporting “improper” hijab.

In keeping with the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), Iran remained the worst “jailer of journalists” in line with its jail census report in 2022.

Source / Picture: jurist.org

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