Melika Gharagozlou Sentenced 

The Tehran Revolutionary Court sentenced Melika Gharagozlou, a student of journalism at Allameh Tabatabaei University, to four years and four months in prison and additional penalties.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, Melika Gharagozlou was sentenced to four years and four months in prison.

According to this verdict, Gharagozlou was sentenced to three years and eight months in prison on the charge of “assembly and collusion”, eight months on the charge of “propaganda against the regime”, and pay a fine of 8 million tomans. If the verdict is upheld on appeal, based on Article 134 of the Islamic Penal Code, three years and eight months for the first charge will be enforceable to her.

As additional punishment, the court has also banned Gharagozlou from leaving the country and membership in political groups.

On July 13, 2022, security forces arrested Gharagozlou after she published a video of herself without a headscarf.

Gharagozlou faced arrests and convictions for her civil activities in 2019.