Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Narges Mohammadi Faces Additional 15-Month Prison Term

Narges Mohammadi, an esteemed human rights activist and political detainee hel

15 January 2024 20:50


Hengaw: Monday, January 15, 2024

Narges Mohammadi, an esteemed human rights activist and political detainee held at Tehran's Evin prison, has been handed a 15-month prison sentence and additional punitive measures by the judicial authorities of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

According to a report received by Hengaw Organization for Human Rights, Narges Mohammadi, the recipient of the 2023 Nobel Peace Prize, recently received a 15-month imprisonment verdict, along with a two-year exile outside Tehran province. This decision was rendered by the 26th branch of the Revolutionary Court under the leadership of Judge Iman Afshari. In addition to her prison term, she faces a two-year travel ban, a two-year prohibition from participating in socio-political groups, and a two-year restriction on using smartphones.

Narges Mohammadi's Instagram page has declared that she is being accused of "propaganda against the Islamic Republic of Iran" and has chosen not to participate in the investigation sessions and trial.

This human rights advocate was indicted in absentia at the 26th branch of the Revolutionary Court presided over by Judge Iman Afshari on December 19, following a complaint lodged by the Ministry of Judicial Information and Judgment during the same proceeding.

Nobel Peace Prize laureate and political detainee Narges Mohammadi, honored in 2023, has faced recurrent legal challenges since 2021, enduring five imprisonments imposed by the judicial system of the Islamic Republic of Iran. The rulings include a two-year travel ban, exile, and various social and political restrictions.

It's noteworthy that prior to these recent sentences, Narges Mohammadi had been subject to multiple arrests by security agencies, resulting in a 16-year imprisonment verdict by Judge Salvati. Ten years of this sentence were enforceable. Subsequently, in the following year, she faced charges such as "propaganda against the system," "sit-in in the prison office," "disobedience to prison administration and authorities," "destroying windows," and "defamation," leading to a punishment of 80 lashes, 30 months imprisonment, and a substantial fine. This verdict was executed in October 2021.

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