Iranian Woman Who Protested Headscarf Gets 20-Year Sentence

'White Wednesday' campaign unsuccessful as Iranian law cracks down on protesters.

Shaparak Shajarizadeh has been sentenced to 2 yrs prison and 18 yrs probation, 20 yrs total in Iran for removing her headscarf. Her lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh has been detained since June 13. Both women charged with "national security" crimes. - @ICHRI

By Published on July 10, 2018

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  • Patmos

    The other day a Lebanese tourist in Egypt was sentenced to 8 years for criticizing Egypt in a Facebook post. The charge was something along the lines of trying to ignite public outrage or some such nonsense.

  • Tim Pan

    Thank President Obama. Yes we can!

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