Wednesday, July 18, 2018

IRAN: Free Human Rights Lawyer - ONLINE ACTION

Amnesty International, Australia, Sept 17, 2018.

Earlier this year Nasrin took on defending women who peacefully protested against the compulsory hijab in Iran. Now, she’s facing a five-year sentence on charges of “spreading propaganda against the system” and “gathering and colluding to commit crimes against national security.”

The movement against the compulsory hijab erupted in 2017 when one woman staged a solo act of resistance, removing her headscarf and silently waving it on the end of a stick.  Countless women across the country joined her, staging their own protests.