Rights activist sentenced to three years in jail


The Iranian judiciary has sentenced women’s rights activist Fereshteh Shirazi to three years in prison.

The We-change website reports that the Amol Revolutionary Court sentenced Shirazi for “acting against national security, publishing falsehoods and insulting officials.”

Since last September, she has been held in Amol Prison, which reportedly lacks adequate facilities.

She is a member of the One Million Signatures Campaign against Discrimination, which has activists from across the country raising awareness about inequalities in the justice system.

Shirazi was convicted based on the contents of his personal weblog. She has also been banned from travelling abroad for seven years.

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