Iran gives three women 55 years in prison for defying Islamic dress code, refusing to wear hijab

Real feminism, or, if you prefer, real respect for the human dignity and rights of women, will never accept the hijab, which is a manifestation of a belief system that regards women as inferior to men and entirely responsible for male self-control, such that women are subject to being brutalized and even killed if they wear it and men find themselves lacking self-control anyway. It is a garment of dehumanization and an implied threat to women in its very essence. These women, not the virtue-signaling Leftists who don the hijab in supposed solidarity with Muslim women who are supposedly being menaced by MAGA-hat-wearing thugs in the West, who are the genuine feminists.

Masih Alinejad @AlinejadMasih

Her name is #YasamanAryani she is one of the youngest women’s right activist who joined #WhiteWednesdays movement against #ForcedHijab .Today Yasaman & her mother #MonirehArabshahi each got 16 yrs jail sentence for their Peaceful activities. Be her voice.13.7K11:48 PM – Jul 31, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacy9,383 people are talking about this

“Iran gives three women 55 years in prison for defying Islamic dress code,” by Zachary Keyser, Jerusalem Post, August 3, 2019 (thanks to the Geller Report):

Monireh Arabshahi, Yasamin Aryani, and Mojgan Keshavarz, three women who have been held in Iranian custody since April of this year for “disrespecting compulsory hijab,” have been sentenced by the Iranian Revolutionary Court to prison terms of at least 16 years each for disobeying the country’s Islamic dress code.

The women were each given five years on charges of “assembly and collusion to act against national security,” one year for circulating “propaganda against the regime” and ten years for “encouraging and preparing the grounds for corruption and prostitution.” In addition, Keshavarz received another seven-and-a-half years for “insulting the sanctities” – a total of 55 years and six months.

In Iran, shorter sentences are normally assigned for extensive prison terms – similar to how parole works in the United States, where long prison terms are given, but sometimes with the eligibility for parole after a certain amount of time. These shorter sentences in Iran average about half of the original term.

The women were delivered the verdicts in the absence of their legal counsel, according to the Iran Human Rights Monitor; legal counsel was also denied during certain stages of the indictment process, interrogations and even during the trial itself….

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