ADDED ON: 02/23/2019

Iran: activist charged with normalising same sex relations

02/22/2019 | 6Rang

Rezvaneh Mohammadi, gender equality activist’s first court session was held in Tehran’s Revolutionary Court Branch 28 on February 18, 2019, presided by the notorious Judge Moghiseh, according to the reports received by 6Rang. Reports indicate not only that Ms. Mohammadi’s lawyer was not given the right to defend his client, he was also refused access to the court file. Ms. Mohammadi’s charges include “collusion against national security by normalising same sex relations.” This is the first time that an activist faces such an accusation in Iran. She may be sentenced up to five years imprisonment. She was interrogated for 26 days at ward 209 of Evin prison following her arrest on September 3, 2018 and was later transferred to the woman’s ward on September 29th. She was eventually released on bail.

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