Zeinab Payghambarzadeh Receives Two Year Suspended Sentence

Saturday 19 April 2008

Change for Equality: The Sixteenth branch of the Revolutionary Courts issued a suspended sentence of two years in the case of Zeinab Payghambarzadeh, who was arrested in March of 2007 along with 32 other women’s rights activists in a peaceful gathering outside of the Revolutionary Courts. Payghambarzadeh, like many others in this case, was charged with and tried on security charges which included: propaganda against the state, gathering and collusion intended to disrupt national security, disruption of public order and refusal to adhere to the orders of police.

Zeinab Payghambarzadeh was found guilty of illegal gathering and collusion intended to disrupt national security. According to the court documents she was sentenced based on Amendment 610 and in adherence to Amendment 25 of the Islamic Penal Code.

Payghambarzadeh, along with her lawyer, Mohammad Ali Dadkhah, intend to appeal this sentence.


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