Sentenced to six years in prison

first_img IranMiddle East – North Africa —- RSF_en News News June 9, 2021 Find out more IranMiddle East – North Africa September 18, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Sentenced to six years in prison News Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Iran Iran is stepping up pressure on journalists, including foreign journalists, in run-up to electioncenter_img Journalist and human rights activist Shiva Nazar-Ahari has been sentenced to six years in prison on charges of conspiracy and anti-government propaganda. She has not as yet been jailed and has decided to appeal against her conviction. Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 June 11, 2021 Find out more to go further September 14, 2010 – Blogger granted conditional releaseReporters Without Borders welcomes blogger and women’s rights activist Shiva Nazar Ahari’s conditional release on 12 September pending the outcome of her trial. Her family had to pledge to pay 500 million tomans (400,000 euros) if she violates the terms of her release.Ahari’s trial before a Tehran revolutionary court on charges of “mohareb” (being an enemy of God), plotting against national security and anti-government propaganda began on 28 August. Her lawyer contests all the charges and still hopes to obtain her acquittal. The court has yet to issue its verdict.The editor of the Azad Zan (Women’s Liberation) website (, Ahari had been held since 20 December 2009, when the police arrested her on the eve of dissident cleric Hossein Ali Montazeri’s funeral. After a previous arrest on 14 June 2009, she was held for five months before being freed on a bond of 300 million tomans (235,000 euros).These exorbitant bond sums are a permanent threat hanging over Ahari and her family. All their possessions would have to be liquidated if a court ever found grounds for demanding payment in full. According to the Iranian constitution and the international treaties Iran has signed, Ahari should be acquitted. Receive email alerts Organisation News March 18, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more