Journalist Vida Rabbani Sentenced to Five Years Imprisonment

The Revolutionary Court sentenced journalist Vida Rabbani to five years imprisonment and additional punishments. Of this sentence, two years have been suspended.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, Vida Rabbani, journalist and a member of the Union of Islamic Iran People Party, was sentenced to five years in prison.

In a post on social media, Rabbani stated that she has been charged with ” blasphemy “, “disrupting public order”, “inciting violence, assembly ad collusion to act against national security”, and “propaganda against the regime.”

According to Rabbani, activities such as retweeting posts or a poem were presented to create evidence for the charges of “blasphemy” and “assembly and collusion” in trials. 

As additional punishment, Rabbani has been banned from posting on social media, political activities, and gatherings.

On November 22, 2020, Vida Rabbani was arrested by security forces and transferred to Ward 209 of Evin Prison. Twelve days later, in a phone call to her family, she informed them about her hunger strike. On December 20, 2020, she was released on bail.