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Iranian Translator Handed Prison Term, Travel Ban Over Protests

January 11, 2023
1 min read
Iranian Translator Handed Prison Term, Travel Ban Over Protests

An Iranian court has sentenced a translator arrested in connection with nationwide protests to four years in prison for "acting against the system," her husband says. 

Branch 15 of the Tehran Revolutionary Court also banned Nazanin Keynejad from leaving the country, joining political parties and having online activities for two years, Babak Rezakhani tweeted on January 10.

Keynejad was remanded in custody after her arrest in Tehran on October 8. 

Anti-government demonstrations have rocked Iran since the September death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in the custody of morality police.

The protest movement was met with a brutal state crackdown in which more than 500 were killed and over 18,000 were arrested.

Around 20 people have been handed capital punishment in connection with the protests. Two of them were hanged on January 7 amid international outrage, bringing to four the number of people executed so far.

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