Feminist’s 24 year prison sentence upheld by Iranian court

Daniel Forrest, is a member of the YCL in the North East

An Iranian court has upheld a draconian 24 year prison sentence given to a feminist activist that protested against the law that forces women to wear a hijab in public places.

21 year old Saba Kordafarshi was originally sentenced in 2019 during large protests against the law and general discrimination and oppression of women in Iran, under the new sentence she won’t be released from her prison in Tehran until she is in her mid 40’s.

The original ruling that has been upheld punished her for several “offences”, which resulted in her being sentenced to fifteen years for “inciting and facilitating corruption and prostitution”, seven and a half years for “gathering and colluding to commit crimes against national security” and eighteen months for “spreading propaganda against the system”.

Iranian women have long suffered under the oppression of state enforced sharia law, with feminist groups such as White Wednesdays and My Stealthy Freedom among others tirelessly campaigning for women’s rights.

Daniel Forrest

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