White Wednesdays activist Saba Kordafshari, 22, was sentenced to a total of 24 years in prison by the Tehran Revolutionary Court for demanding an end to compulsory hijab laws.
The trial was held on August 19 and the court’s ruling was delivered to his lawyer, Hossein Taj, on Tuesday, Aug. 27, according to Hrana news site.
Kordafshari was sentenced to 15years in prison on charges of “spreading corruption and prostitution and walking without a veil.” She received 1.5 years in prison on charges of “propaganda against the system” and 7.5 years for “collusion against national security.”
Korkdafashari has been under arrest in Tehran’s notorious Evin prison since June 1.
At least 15 White Wednesday activists are in jail but Islamic Republic security services are not releasing details.
The sentence is part of a recent brutal crackdown on human rights and women’s rights activists. Three other White Wednesday activists received hefty jail sentences in the past month. Mojgan Keshavarz was given a sentence of 23 years and six months, while Monireh Arabshahi and her daughter Yasaman Aryani were each sentenced to 16 years of incarceration.
All three were convicted of assembly and collusion in acts against national security, propaganda against the State and “encouraging and providing for [moral] corruption and prostitution”.
Six United Nations rights experts last week condemned the 55-year prison sentences handed down to three White Wednesday women activists protesting the Islamic Republic’s compulsory hijab laws and called on the authorities to release them.