Women’s Rights Activist Raoofeh Mirbagheri Sentenced to Imprisonment and Additional Punishments

The Sari Revolutionary Court sentenced women’s rights activist Raoofeh Mirbagheri, arrested at the 2022 nationwide protests, to eight months in prison, a ban from leaving the country for two years and additional punishments.

According to the verdict issued by the Sari Revolutionary Court, Mirbagheri received eight months for “propaganda against the regime.” She was also banned from membership in and forming political and civil groups. Some of her belongings were also confiscated.

On October 26, 2022, IRGC intelligence agents arrested Mirbagheri in Tonekabon and transferred her to an undisclosed location. After 32 days of detention, she was released on bail until the end of the legal proceeding.

About the 2022 Nationwide Protests

The arrest of Mahsa Amini by Tehran Morality Police for her improper hejab and her suspicious death on September 16 sparked protests sweeping across Iran. During the nationwide protests, about 19600 people, including journalists, artists, lawyers, teachers, students and civil rights activists, were arrested.


Women’s Rights Activist Nooshin Keshavarznia Arrested in Tehran

On Monday, April 25, 2022, the security forces arrested women’s rights activist and social researcher Nooshin Keshavarznia and transferred her to an unidentified location. 

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, on Monday, the security forces arrested women’s rights activist Nooshin Keshavarznia in Tehran. Before the arrest, she had been summoned by an unknown security institution. 

The reasons for this arrest and her whereabouts are still unknown.

Nooshin Keshavarznia is a women’s rights activist and social researcher who in recent years has focused on the issues related to harassment and violence against women.