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Iran Piles More Prison Time on Jailed Nobel Laureate Narges Mohammadi

June 19, 2024
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Narges Mohammadi, the imprisoned Iranian human rights activist and 2023 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, has been handed another harsh sentence by a Revolutionary Court
Narges Mohammadi, the imprisoned Iranian human rights activist and 2023 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, has been handed another harsh sentence by a Revolutionary Court

Narges Mohammadi, the imprisoned Iranian human rights activist and 2023 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, has been handed another harsh sentence by a Revolutionary Court. 

Her lawyer, Mostafa Nili, revealed that Branch 29 of the Tehran Revolutionary Court has sentenced Mohammadi to one year in prison on charges of "propaganda against the Islamic Republic."

The charges relate to Mohammadi's comments about a former Tehran mayor's wife, a letter calling for a parliamentary election boycott, and letters she sent to the parliaments of Sweden and Norway. 

The trial was conducted on June 8 in Mohammadi's absence.

This is the latest in a series of convictions and sentences for the 52-year-old activist. 

In January, she was sentenced to 15 months in prison, two years of exile from Tehran, travel bans, and other punishments by a separate revolutionary court.

In November 2021, she was arrested at a memorial and later sentenced to eight years in prison, 74 lashes, exile, and several restrictions.

The Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded Mohammadi the 2023 Peace Prize "for her courageous fight for freedom and human rights over three decades" in Iran. 

However, her legal troubles have only continued, with additional sentences imposed in 2022 and 2023 by Tehran's Revolutionary Courts.

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