Leading Iran rights activist sentenced to 11 years
Amnesty International

The 11-year sentence handed down to leading human rights activist Narges Mohammadi is another blatant attempt by the Iranian government to crush human rights organizations, Amnesty International said today.

Narges Mohammadi, the Executive chairperson of Iran’s Centre for Human Rights Defenders (CHRD), was sentenced yesterday after her conviction for “propaganda against the system”, and membership of a group “whose object is to disturb the security of the country.”

The verdict issued by Revolutionary Court said Narges Mohammadi’s peaceful activities were ‘lies’, and that her true aims were to tarnish the country’s reputation.

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