Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Repression by the Ayatullah regime

"She was convicted of gathering and plotting to commit crime (against the state), propaganda against the establishment and "moharebe" or waging war against God, a crime that can be punished by death under the Islamic Republic's Sharia law.  In addition to the jail term she has to pay a $400 fine as an alternative punishment to 74 lashes, her lawyer Mohammad Sharif said.  He vowed to appeal the verdict, saying there was "no legal basis for this charge," according to the semi-official ILNA news agency.  Opposition website Kaleme said Nazar Ahari, who was released last Sunday on $500,000 bail, had spent more than 100 days in solitary confinement.
She was also arrested shortly after the disputed June 2009 presidential vote and released only after spending three months in Tehran's notorious Evin prison, where dozens of moderate activists and journalists are still being held.""