Prominent Activist Narges Mohammadi Receives One-Year Additional Sentence

Narges Mohammadi, a well-known political prisoner currently held at Evin Prison, has been handed an additional one-year prison sentence in connection with a new case opened during her incarceration.

The verdict, issued by Judge Mazloom of Tehran Revolutionary Court, Branch 29, cites “propaganda against the regime” as the reason for the one-year sentence.
A letter written by Mohammadi from inside the prison was among the allegations raised against her. In the letter, she detailed instances of sexual harassment of female detainees by security forces during the arrest and interrogation process.

Mohammadi has a history of previous arrests and convictions related to her activism. Mohammadi was released from Zanjan Prison in October 2020, after enduring approximately five and a half years of imprisonment. However, during her incarceration, she faced another case resulting in a sentence of 30 months imprisonment, 80 lashes, and two fines.

On November 16, 2021, Mohammadi was once again arrested during a ceremony honoring Ebrahim Ketabdar, who lost his life during the November 2019 protests in Karaj. Subsequently, Branch 26 of the Tehran Revolutionary Court handed down an eight-year prison sentence, seventy-four lashes, two years of exile, and other social deprivations.

Narges Mohammadi’s commitment to her activism continues to be met with legal challenges.