TThis is the fifth sentence against the activist imprisoned since 2021, Narges Mohammadi’s family said today.
“The Revolutionary Court sentenced Narges Mohammadi to 15 months in prison; a two-year exile from Tehran and neighboring provinces; a travel ban for a period of two years as well as being barred from participating in political and social groups and from using mobile phones for two years”, added the activist’s family in a statement released via the social network Instagram.
Mohammadi, 51, refused to appear at the trial citing the “lack of independence of the judiciary” and the “illegality of the revolutionary courts” in the country.
In recent months, the activist has denounced the revolutionary courts for issuing death sentences against young people, mentioning Mohsen Shekari, 23 years old, the first protester to be executed for participating in the protests triggered by the death of the young woman of Kurdish origin Mahsa Amini in 2022.
“The sentence appears to be a political message for Narges Mohammadi, repeating the accusations that she repeatedly incites and encourages people to hold opinions against the Islamic regime to cause chaos and unrest”, says the same statement issued by the family.
The activist has been serving a 10-year sentence in Evin prison, Tehran, since November 2021.
This is the fifth sentence against the activist since 2021, three of which were handed down while she was in prison, and the first since she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in October last year.
Mohammadi was sentenced to a total of 12 years and three months in prison and 154 lashes, among other penalties.
The Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the prize to Mohammadi “for the fight against the oppression of women in Iran and the promotion of human rights and freedom”.
The award was received by her children on December 10th, at a ceremony in Oslo, in which the activist appealed, through her family, for international support to put an end to a regime (..) that had reached the lowest level of legitimacy and popular support”.
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