It’s crazy it’s the year 2019 and we are still reading stories like this. An Iranian women’s rights activist is jailed for 15 years for “spreading prostitution by taking off her hijab.” She was jailed a total of 24, with 15 of them coming from removing her hijab.
20-year-old Saba Kord Afshari was given her sentence on Tuesday by Tehran’s Revolutionary Court. She was also found guilty of “spreading propaganda against the state” and “assembly and collusion”.
Afshari and her mother have played a prominent role in the White Wednesday protest group. They have opposed the compulsory hijab.
Iranian Women’s Rights Activist Saba Kord Afshari
More on the story from Daily Mail:
The pair routinely posted videos of themselves walking around the streets of Tehran without their headscarves to encourage other women to flout the law.
She was first arrested in the Iranian capital in August last year and jailed for a year, according to Iran Human Rights Monitor.
Afshari was released in February but continued to protest against human rights abuses by the Iranian regime, which saw her re-arrested in June.
She eventually ended up in the women’s wing of Evin Prison, in Tehran, where human rights groups say she was pressured into making video confessions of her crimes.
Despite her mother also being arrested, Afshari refused to record the videos.
It’s not hard to see why these people are risking it all to get out of this country. When they get to the Western world, they have no idea how things really work over here.
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It’s sick that the Middle East is still so far behind the rest of the world. Unfortunately they are flooding into Europe and causing issues there as well. President Trump refuses to let it happen in the U.S.