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Iran: Further Information: A Decade In Jail For Defying Forced Veiling:Yasaman Aryani, Monireh Arabshahi and Mojgan Keshavarz

, Index number: MDE 13/0856/2019

Two Iranian women’s rights defenders, Yasaman Aryani and Monireh Arabshahi, have each been sentenced to 16 years in prison, while a third, Mojgan Keshavarz, has been sentenced to 23 years and six months in prison. They are all prisoners of conscience jailed solely because of their peaceful campaigning against discriminatory forced veiling laws. If the verdicts are upheld on appeal, they would each be required to serve 10 years of their prison sentences.

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