Hashtag against harsh sentences for Iranian female activists

Dozens of virtual media users launched a hashtag campaign entitled “No to women’s Oppression,” in protest against harsh sentences for Iranian female activists in Iran and E. Kurdistan.

Hashtag against harsh sentences for Iranian female activists
12 June 2024   16:01
NEWS DESK

This Hashtag began on Monday evening, June 10, using the hashtag “No to women’s Oppression,” in protest against severe sentences for female activists throughout Iran and Kurdistan

Via this hashtag, “X” users protested the 60-year prison sentence for 11 women’s rights activists in Gilan, and the 21-year prison sentence for activist Gina Mudarres.

On May 25, the Coordinating Council of Teachers’ Union Organizations in Iran announced that the Revolutionary Court had sentenced women’s rights activist, Gina Modarres, to 10 years in prison on charges of “forming an illegal group to overthrow the regime” and another 10 years on charges of “espionage with enemy countries” and one year in prison on charges of “propaganda against the regime.”

The Revolutionary Court sentenced the cartoonist, Atena Farghadani, to 6 years in prison on charges of “insulting sanctities” and “propaganda against the regime,” according to the cartoonist’s lawyer, Muhammad Muqimi.

In April of this year, the Revolutionary Court in Rasht sentenced Forough Sameonia, Jalwa Jawaheri, Zahra Dadros, Homan Taheri, Sara Jahani, Matin Yazdani, Yasmin Hashdari, Shiwa Shahsiah, Nekin Rezaei and Azadeh Ghawshian from one to nine years Prison.

The 11 women's rights activists were charged with charges such as: "Disrupting the security of the country, forming or joining an illegal group, and propaganda against the regime."

In April of this year, more than 350 political and civil activists strongly condemned the harsh sentences for 11 activists. They stressed that “years of suppression of the women’s movement by the Iranian state unable to stop these activists.”

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