Iran's Revolutionary Court on Monday sentenced Nobel Peace Prize laureate Nargus Mohammadi to 15 months in prison and two years in exile from Tehran on charges of spreading propaganda against the Islamic Republic.In the fifth sentence against the activist who was jailed from 2021.
“Revolutionary Court sentenced Nargis Mohammadi to 15 months in prison; two years of exile from Tehran and neighboring provinces; Two-year travel ban; A two-year ban from participating in political and social groups and a two-year ban from using smartphones,” the activist's family said in a statement on social network Instagram.
The 51-year-old Iranian woman refused to appear at a hearing held in her absence on December 19 in Room 26 of the Revolutionary Court in Tehran, denying the court's legitimacy. “This sentence appears to be a political message for Narkus Mohammadi, who repeatedly incites and encourages people to express views against the Islamic regime in order to cause confusion and unrest,” the family said.It also emphasized that the case was derived from a case filed by Iran's Ministry of Intelligence.
This is the fifth conviction against Mohammed since March 2021, three of them for his activities in prison. To date, she has been sentenced to twelve years and three months in prison and over 150 lashes.According to the family included in the publication.
Path to Nobel
Activist militancy is focused Rejecting compulsory veiling and capital punishment for women. She founded associations for women's rights and wrote books and articles.
He is currently in Evin prison in Tehran, serving part of his sentence for publishing the book. White tortureWith a report published in December 2022 on the situation of prisoners in prison, the specific situation of prisoners and the abuses they are exposed to by prison staff.
In October she was awarded the 2023 Nobel Peace Prize “for her struggle against the oppression of women in Iran and for promoting human rights and freedom for all”., the award committee noted. It was collected at a ceremony in Norway on December 10 by his 17-year-old twins Ali and Gianna, who read a speech he had written from prison.
“I am a woman from the Middle East, the heir of a prosperous civilization, but now a region torn by war and prey to the flames of terrorism and extremism,” Mohammadi said in her message. “I am an Iranian woman who is proud and honored to contribute to this civilization, which today is a victim of the oppression of a tyrannical and misogynistic religious regime,” she added, urging the international community to do more for human rights.
The feminist also described Iran as an Islamic republic fundamentally alien to its people, and denounced repression, judicial subjugation, propaganda, censorship, nepotism and corruption. “The compulsory hijab imposed by the government is not a religious obligation or a cultural model, but a means of control and subjugation of the entire society,” he stressed.
A month prior to this event, Mohammed had staged a hunger strike in prison to reject the compulsory veiling of women and to protest the lack of medical facilities for inmates. In fact, she had to be rushed to the hospital due to heart problems, but she refused to wear a headscarf for transport. His actions were effective as he reached his goal within days. “After being admitted to the hospital without covering myself and returning from prison, I ended my hunger strike,” the activist wrote in a message in English on her Instagram account, which her family sent to the news agency. AFP.
More reasons not to wear hijab
On the other hand, apart from the new condemnation of the Nobel Peace Prize, This Monday, Iran's justice system opened new cases against journalists Niloufar Hamedi, 31, and Elahe Mohammadi, 36, for not wearing the mandatory veil.The Department of Justice announced Mizan Online. The announcement came a day after pictures of them posing without veils outside Evin prison after being released on bail went viral on social media.
The reporters were jailed for almost 17 months for contributing to the public exposure Death of Mahsa AminiA 22-year-old Kurdish woman has been detained in Tehran by morality police for allegedly violating the Islamic Republic's dress code, which among other things forces women to wear the veil in public. His death sparked a wave of protests across the country.
Both were sentenced to prison for different charges: collaboration with the United States, conspiracy against the country's security and propaganda against the Islamic Republic. They are currently awaiting their appeal hearing, the date of which is still unknown, and both are banned from leaving the country, the Iranian agency indicated. distance.
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