Shokoufeh Azar Masoule’s Appeal Court Held in Tehran

HRANA News Agency – On December 31, 2016, the Appeal Court of Shokoufeh Azar Masoule, civil activist, was held. She had previously been sentenced to one year in prison and five years of probation by Branch 26 of the Revolutionary Court. One of Ms. Azar’s charges was participating in demonstrations in protest against acid attacks.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), on December 31, 2016, the Appeal Court of Shokoufeh Azar Masoule, civil activist, was held in Branch 54 of Tehran Revolutionary Court, presided by Judge Babai.

The court’s ruling will be communicated soon to her lawyer.

Shokoufeh Azar Masoule was sentenced to one year in prison on charges of “propaganda against the system” and “gathering and colluding with intention to disrupt the national security” by Branch 26 of the Revolutionary Court headed by judge Ahmadzadeh on 24 February 2016.

Shokoufeh Azar Masoule was arrested in 2015 and transferred to Evin prison. She was released temporarily on the bail on March 12, 2016.

One of Ms. Azar’s charges is participating in protests against the “Acid Attacks” in Iran.

Communication with the families of prisoners and cooperation with human rights groups was part of examples of charges that were brought against her.

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