27th December 2022 - The following report is a collection of news about the flogging and prison sentences handed down for some women arrested during the 2022 nationwide uprisings in Iran. 



- Pari Aghaii, the accountant of a non-profit school, was sentenced to 8 years in prison on the charge of “encouraging corruption” and four years in prison on the charge of “assembly and collusion against national security,” a ban on leaving the country until the end of the sentence, and two years of work ban and two years of prohibition of cyberspace activity.


- Sanaz Razavifard, from Behbahan, was sentenced in absentia on charges of  “disturbing public order by preventing the public from doing business” and “depriving the public of comfort and assaulting individuals.” She was sentenced to 4 months of imprisonment, as well as 34 lashes.



- Elham Afkari, sister of executed political prisoner and former wrestler Navid Afkari, was detained during the recent nationwide protests. She was sentenced by the Shiraz Revolutionary Court to 5 years in prison. She was also banned for two years from working online and may not leave the country.





- Vajiheh Pari Zanganeh, a graphic artist, was detained on October 1, 2022, during the nationwide protests. She was sentenced to 6 years in prison by the Appeals Court of Isfahan province. She was accused, among other charges, of embroidering the phrase, “One must cry blood” on her clothes.

- Leila Hosseinzadeh, a student activist and political prisoner, began a medication strike on December 20 to protest the lack of access to medical facilities in Shiraz’s Adelabad prison. 

Abolfazl Hosseinzadeh, her brother, in a post on his Instagram page, wrote that his sister, Leila Hosseinzadeh, had protested the medical fraud being committed against her in prison and begun a medication strike. “After sending my sister to the doctor, and before performing any diagnostic tests, and without her permission, they gave her a high dose of Cortone. After administering the Cortone, prison officials pressured my sister to undergo diagnostic tests at the prison’s medical facilities. Meanwhile, the high dose of Cortone camouflages a patient’s symptoms and skews test results. Due to prison’s horrible conditions, my sister has been deprived of the right to use one of her vital medicines.”

- Mojgan Kavousi, a Kurdish writer, researcher, and mother language rights activist was accused of “corruption on earth” in court on December 20, 2022.

The first branch of the Sari Revolutionary Court examined charges of “corruption on Earth, insulting the leader, publishing lies, propaganda against the state, and inciting people to war and killing with the intention of disrupting national security and cooperating with hostile countries.”





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