HAVANA TIMES – Iran has sentenced journalist and activist Marzieh Amiri to 10.5 years in prison and 148 lashes, charging her with “collusion against national security,” “propaganda against the state” and “disturbing public order.”
[It was not mentioned whether she will be beaten before or after serving her harsh prison sentence.]
Amiri was arrested along with other labor activists as they protested in Tehran on May 1, International Workers’ Day.
The Committee to Protect Journalists condemned the harsh sentence and said, “Iranian authorities are escalating their threats against journalists who report on economic issues amid the country’s ongoing crisis.
Amiri’s reporting on the economic hardships of Iranian citizens is not a criminal act nor does it warrant this vindictive and violent response. She should be released immediately.”