May 3, 2017
The Appeals Court has upheld the 16-year prison sentence against prominent human rights activist Narges Mohammadi. She was sentenced to 10 years for “membership in the [now banned] Defenders of Human Rights Center,” five years for “assembly and collusion against national security,” and one year for “propaganda against the state.” She will become eligible for release after serving 10 years in prison.
(Center for Human Rights in Iran Facebook)
(N.B. Narges Mohammadi is also a human rights lawyer)