Islamic Republic of Iran sentences lawyer who defends women who don’t wear hijab to 38 years prison, 148 lashes

While Western feminists observe Hijab Day, the real oppression of women is the persecution of those who don’t wear hijab, and their defenders, such as Nasrin Sotoudeh.

“Iranian human rights lawyer Sotoudeh sentenced to 38 years in prison, 148 lashes, says family,” ANI, March 13, 2019 (thanks to J.):

Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh has been sentenced to serve 38 years in prison and 148 lashes, according to her family.

Sotoudeh was convicted of “gathering and colluding to commit crimes against national security” and for “insulting the Supreme Leader,” according to IRNA.

She is renowned for representing human rights defenders, dissidents, and women who protested against the compulsory wearing of a headscarf in the country.

Nasrin Sotoudeh’s husband, Reza Khandan, wrote in a Facebook post that she has been sentenced to 33 years and 148 lashes. Stating that she was awarded five years in prison in absentia, her punishment now amounts to a total of 38 years in prison.

Contradicting Khandan, the state media, citing the judge in the case, Mohammad Moghiseh, stated that Sotoudeh has been sentenced to seven years in prison.

However, the reason for the discrepancy in the reports was not immediately clear….

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