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Female Political Prisoner, Atena Daemi, Sentenced To 2 Additional Years In Prison

Atena Daemi, who has been imprisoned since 2016 on a seven-year sentence has now been sentenced to a further 2 additional years and 74 lashes for the charge of "disturbing order" in Evin prison as she chanted anti-regime slogans.

Following a submission by the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corp, Mohammad Reza Amuzadeh, a judge at Branch 24 of Tehran’s Revolutionary Court sentenced Ms Daemi to one year in prison for “propaganda against the state” and another year and 74 lashes for “disrupting the prison order”.

The prosecutors said that on 11th February 2020, the anniversary of the 1979 revolution that was hijacked by Khomeini, Ms Daemi had chanted anti-government slogans - a charge Ms Daemi denies.

Atena Daemi is a civil liberties, human rights and children's rights activist. Her initial charges related to distributing anti-death penalty leaflets and criticizing Iran's execution record on Facebook and Twitter.

In September 2019, Ms Daemi had received further charges related to writing an open letter from prison condemning the executions of 3 Kurdish political prisoners in September 2018.

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