Narges Mohammadi to remain in jail for another 10 years

Narges Mohammadi, an Iranian human rights activist was dismayed to find out that her verdict to 16 years in jail was upheld in her appeal. That means that she will stay in jail for another 10 years. What did Narges do to befit such a sentence? She took part in an organization to abolish executions (10 years in jail), she met with a UN representative in Tehran, Catherine Ashton, without permission (5 years in jail) and she made a speech at the grave of a victim of torture (1 year in jail). But if you ask the Iranian authorities, they will say that she was guilty of “assembly and collusion to commit crimes against national security”, “spreading propaganda against the State” and “establishing and running the illegal splinter group”. Of course, her trial was from “fair: she and her lawyer barely met, she wasn’t even n court to hear her verdict an dby Iranian law, she should be serving only the largest sentence  (10 years instead of 16 years). Narges is the mother of two children who are living with their father in France and her health is deteriorating rapidly from her years in jail. The response from Tehran to pressure from the UN and the EU? “The EU should develop more exact understanding of Iran’s judiciary system to avoid unconventional remarks”. https://www.hrw.org/news/2016/10/01/iran-10-year-sentence-confirmed-prominent-rights-defender

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