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Iranian lawyer who defended women’s right to remove hijab gets 38 years (womenintheworld.com)
33 points by ccnafr 10 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 5 comments

I don't think there is any other way to spin this story.

What a shitty fucked up country to live in. I hope people remember things like this next time they vote away another privacy or right to their government.

They didn’t vote for it! In a very short and unfair summary: They had revolution 40yrs ago. They took down Shah (who was actually very liberal and was modernizing the country) to replace kingdom system with democracy! A revolution that was supported by west by the way and was promising democracy and freedom. But when they took power, everywhere has changed. Basically they lied about revolution’s agenda to people.

There are some conspiracy theories suggesting that CIA did it to destabilize the country because Shah(who happen to be US allied) had a lot of influence on Oil industry and Iran was buying a lot of assets, and stocks around the world.

”Sotoudeh was ultimately charged with seven crimes and given the maximum sentence for all of them. Five additional years were added from a 2016 case in which she was convicted in absentia.”

Does this mean she was out of the country?

Wow, she is 55 years old and will be 93 when completing the sentence. I would prefer a noose for myself instead of that outcome.

There is good enough chance for a revolution until then.

However Iranian prisons are well different, guards are allowed to rape inmates so maybe yeah....

Fun read: http://www.ihrr.org/ihrr_article/violence-en_sexual-torture-...

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