Iran gives three women fifty-five years in prison for defying Islamic dress code
[Jpost] 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 serve around ten years in prison 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," ten years for "encouraging and preparing the grounds for corruption and prostitution" and in addition Keshavarz received a supplemental seven and a half years for "insulting the sanctities" - a total of fifty-five years and six months.

In Iran, shorter sentences are normally assigned for extensive prison terms, a version of how parole works in the United States - where a prison term could be set for life with an eligibility for parole after a certain amount of time. These shorter sentences in Iran
Posted by: trailing wife 2019-08-04