Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Narges Mohammadi Sentenced to Prison again for “Propaganda Against the State”

18 June 2024 23:52

Hengaw: Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Human rights activist and 2023 Nobel Peace Prize laureate Narges Mohammadi, currently imprisoned in Tehran's Evin Prison, has been sentenced to an additional one-year prison sentence by Iran's judicial system.

According to a report received by the Hengaw Organization for Human Rights, Narges Mohammadi, a political prisoner, was recently sentenced to an additional year in prison by Branch 29 of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Court in Tehran on charges of “propaganda against the state.”

Mustafa Nili, the lawyer of Narges Mohammadi, noted that the recent sentence was influenced by her comments about Ms. Dina Qalibaf, her letter advocating a boycott of the parliamentary elections, and her correspondence with the parliaments of Sweden and Norway.

The latest hearing for the charges against Narges Mohammadi, who has been previously convicted three times for her reports on the abuse of women, was conducted in absentia on June 8, 2024, marking the fourth time she was tried without being present.

Over the past three years, Narges Mohammadi has faced trial six times in the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary and criminal courts. She has been sentenced to a total of thirteen years and three months in prison, 154 lashes, exile, and four months of mandated street sweeping.

Narges Mohammadi has previously been repeatedly arrested by Iranian security agencies and was sentenced by Judge Salvati to 16 years in prison, with 10 years to be served. She was released in 2019 under a law reducing prison sentences and with court approval. The following year, she faced additional charges including "propaganda against the state," participating in a "sit-in at the prison office," "disobedience to prison authorities," "destruction of windows," and "defamation." As a result, she received a sentence of 80 lashes, 30 months in prison, and fines, which were enforced in November 2021.

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