Jailed Iranian Nobel winner hit with new sentence: family – World


An Iranian court docket has sentenced 2023 Nobel Peace Prize winner Narges Mohammadi to an extra sentence of over one yr in jail on prices of spreading propaganda whereas behind bars, her family stated on Monday.

The Revolutionary Court sentenced Mohammadi to fifteen months in jail after a trial that she boycotted, her family added of their assertion.

She was additionally ordered to spend two years in exile exterior Tehran, given a two-yr journey ban, and a two-yr ban on utilizing a smartphone, restrictions that will come into power after she is finally freed.

The family stated this was Mohammadi’s fifth conviction since March 2021, with sentences now amounting to 12 years and three months of imprisonment, 154 lashes, two years of exile, and numerous social and political restrictions.

The family denounced a verdict that it stated resembled a “political assertion” that emphasised accusations that “she repeatedly incites and encourages public and particular person opinions towards the Islamic regime to sow chaos and disturbances”.

Mohammadi, whose family accepted the 2023 Nobel Prize in Oslo on her behalf in December, was given the award in recognition of her campaigning for human rights in Iran.

She has spent a lot of the previous twenty years out and in of jail and started serving her most up-to-date sentence in November 2021.

But behind the bars of Tehran’s Evin jail she has not let up her rights campaigning, accusing the authorities of systematic violations, and specifically criticising their use of the demise penalty.

A vehement opponent of the compulsory hijab in Iran, she has additionally defied guidelines about sporting the headband inside jail.

This, based on her family, has resulted in Mohammadi being additional punished, notably by being disadvantaged of the appropriate to make telephone calls.

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