Iran's judicial authorities on Thursday sentenced to prison
three young women who took part in public protests against the regime in Tehran
Iran's Human Rights Watch said on Thursday that the three women, including 23-year-old activist Yasmine Ariani and 19-year-old activist Saba Kurd Afshari, were among 11 detainees who had participated in the protests.
The organization quoted the families of the detainees as saying that the judicial authorities informed them of the prison sentences.
Afshari’s mother posted on Instagram that her daughter was sentenced to one year in prison.
In Tehran, the Revolutionary Court on Thursday handed down a two-year prison sentence against activist Leila Mir-Ghaffari to two years in prison on accusations of insulting Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei during her participation in “illegal” protests.
The families of the detainees organized a protest last Tuesday in front of the Revolutionary Court to demand the release of their daughters, who are detained in the Qarchak prison for women in the desert east of Tehran, which is known as the one of the worst prisons in Iran due to the torture and poor health and psychological conditions, according to informed sources.