Somayeh Tohidlou Flogged in Shackles

HRANA News Agency – The flogging sentence against Somayeh Tohidlou was carried out on Wednesday, September 14, 2011.Somayeh Tohidlou is an activist with ties to Mir Hussein Mousavi’s 2009 presidential campaign.

According to a report by Jaras News, Somayeh Tohidlou is a 33 year old PhD student of sociology in Tehran University.Yesterday, while in shackles, she was flogged in Evin Prison.The Revolutionary Court had sentenced her to one year in prison and 50 lashes on charges of insulting the president [Mahmoud Ahmadinejad].After being released on bail, her sentence was commuted to 50 lashes.

From 1996 to 2001, Somayeh Tohidlou was a member of the Central Council of Islamic Association in Tehran University.Currently, she is a PhD student and a blogger.