Nobel Peace Prize winner Narges Mohammadi, who has been imprisoned in Tehran since 2021, has been sentenced to a new prison term of 15 months for “propaganda” against the Islamic Republic, her family said in a press release posted on Instagram.
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Ms Mohammadi was also sentenced to a two-year ban on living in Tehran, a two-year ban on leaving the country and a two-year ban on using a cell phone – following her release, which is completely unpredictable at this point, the family said.
This is the 51-year-old human rights activist's fifth conviction since her last arrest in March 2021, three of which relate to her activities in prison. In total she was sentenced to 12 years and three months in prison and 154 lashes. adds the text on Instagram.
Ms. Mohammadi refused to appear at her trial on December 19, denying any legitimacy of the Revolutionary Court that convicted her.
“The verdict is similar to a political statement against Narges Mohammadi, accusing him of promoting opinions against the Islamic regime in order to sow chaos. She is accused of acting on behalf of the country’s enemies,” the family text says.
Narges Mohammadi, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize “for her fight against the oppression of women in Iran and her fight to promote human rights and freedom for all,” was repeatedly convicted and sentenced to 25 years in prison for her work against the forced veil for women and the death penalty.
She is one of the main faces of the “Women, Life, Freedom” uprising in Iran.