Women's rights activist sentenced to 8 years of prison

Human Rights Activists in Iran

Shahnaz Gholami, an Azeri activist and women's rights activist was sentenced to 8 years of prison by the Revolutionary Court in Tabriz.
She was sentenced on charges of spreading lies, spreading propaganda against the government and being a member of and active in the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran by cooperating with the Homa News Agency.
This sentence was issued even as Gholami has been out of the country for close to a year to get political asylum and is currently in Turkey with her daughter. She has denied any affiliations with the PMOI.


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