Eleven Women’s Rights Activists Sentenced to Over 60 Years in Prison in Rasht

On Wednesday morning, 27 March 2024, eleven women’s rights activists were sentenced to a total of over 60 years in prison by the Revolutionary Court of Rasht, the capital of Gilan province in North Iran.

The activists are: Ms. Farough Samiinia, Ms. Sara Jahani, Ms. Yasamin Hashedi, Ms. Shiva Shahsiah, Ms. Negin Rezaei, Ms. Azadeh Chavoshian, Ms. Zahra Dadras, Ms. Matin Yazdani, Ms. Zahra Dadras, Ms. Jelveh Javaheri, and Mr Homan Taheri


  • Zohreh Dadras was sentenced to 9 years and 6 months in prison (6 years and 1 day for “forming a group with the aim of disrupting national security” and 3 years and 6 months and 1 day for “assembly and collusion”).
  • Farough Samiinia, Sara Jahani, Yasamin Hashedi, Shiva Shahsiah, Negin Rezaei, Matin Yazdani, Azadeh Chavoshian, and Zahra Dadras were each sentenced to 6 years and 3 months and 17 days in prison (3 years and 6 months and 1 day for “assembly and collusion” and 2 years and 7 months and 16 days for “membership in a group”).
  • Jelveh Javaheri and Homan Taheri were each sentenced to 1 year in prison for “propaganda against the regime.”

Arrests and Release

On the morning of 16 August 2023, these women’s rights and political activists were arrested by security forces in raids on their homes in the cities of Rasht, Port of Anzali, Lahijan, and Fuman in Gilan province.

After spending nearly two months in prison, all of these activists were released on bail at different times awaiting their trial till now.

27 March 2024

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