Iran: Release Political Prisoner Maryam Akbari-Monfared

Behind Bars Unjustly Since 2009, Eligible for Release in 2017

May 20, 2019—Iran must end the cruel and unlawful imprisonment of Maryam Akbari-Monfared, who has already served nearly ten years on baseless charges and should have been eligible for release last year, and free her immediately, the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) and Justice for Iran (JFI) said in a joint statement today.

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Appeals Court Upholds Lengthy Sentence Against Female Activist for Criticizing Chief Justice

Number of Women Political Prisoners Rising in Iran
Number of Women Political Prisoners Rising in Iran

May 13, 2019 – A Tehran appeals court upheld a 7.5-year prison sentence against prominent political activist Hengameh Shahidi based on her social media posts in which she criticized former Chief Justice Sadegh Larijani and demanded a report on his 10-year tenure.

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