Forough Taghipour Sentenced to 5 Years Imprisonment by Tehran Court

Forough Taghipour Sentenced to 5 Years Imprisonment by Tehran Court

Published by on March 9, 2021
Forogh Taghipour

International Liberty Association: The Branch 28 of the Revolutionary Court of Tehran, sentenced Forough Taghipour, to 5 years imprisonment for supporting the State opposition.
According to the report, on Sunday, 7 March 2021, Ms. Taghipour’s lawyer was informed of her verdict.

The hearing was hold on 5 January 2021, and examined charges of “propaganda against the state” and “complicity with opposition groups”, against Forough Taghipour and her mother.

Ms. Taghipour was threatened by the judge to hand down a verdict for Moharebeh (waging war against God), but she rejected this charge and announced that she is not guilty.

Under the Iran laws, Moharebeh (waging war on God) is punishable with the death penalty.
It should be mentioned that, activist prisoner Forough Taghipour and her mother, Nassim Jabbari, were arrested on 24 February 2020.
However, Mrs. Jabbari, 58, was released on bail in mid-March and eventually exonerated of her charges.

ILA: According to an informed source, Forough Taghipour remained in detention and under interrogation, in Ward 209 of Evin Prison. She was pressured to cooperated with the Ministry of Intelligence and appear on TV making false confessions against herself.

Born on 10 May 1994, Forough Taghipour has graduated in accounting with a bachelor’s degree.

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