Women’s Rights Activist prison sentence upheld by The Appeals CourtPublished by Tirdad on October 17, 2019
Alieh Motalebzadeh’s sentence of three years imprisonment was upheld by the Branch 36 of Tehran’s appeals court, On 14 October, 2019. Alieh Motalebzadeh, women’s rights activist, was sentenced to three years in prison by a preliminary court in 2016. According to the Article 134 of Iran’s Islamic Penal Code, the charge with the highest penalty will be considered; this means that she should serve at least two years in prison.
She was summoned to Evin Prison by a text message stating that she should turn up in the next five days to start serving her sentence.
According ti International Liberty Accusation, she was sentenced to three years in prison in 2016 for the charges of “assembly and collision” and “propaganda against the state”.
Alieh Motalebzadeh was arrested on 24 November, 2016 and was transferred to ward 209 of Evin Prison. On 19 December, 2016, she was temporarily released on a 300-million-Toman bail after staying 25 days in prison. Motalebzadeh was an active member of a campaign called; “One Million Signatures for the Repeal of Discriminatory Laws” and had been arrested multiple times. (ILA)