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Iran: Ill-treated Iranian LGBTI defender at risk: Zahra Sedighi-Hamadani

Index Number: MDE 13/5180/2022

An Iranian gender nonconforming human rights defender Zahra Sedighi-Hamadani, known as Sareh, has been arbitrarily detained in Urumieh, West Azerbaijan province, since 27 October 2021 due to her real or perceived sexual orientation and gender identity as well as her social media posts and statements in defence of LGBTI rights. Authorities have ill-treated her and threatened to convict her of “spreading corruption on earth”, which carries the death penalty.

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