UN Condemns Iran for Sentencing Human Rights Activist

The BBC reports:

The UN says it is appalled at a further 10-year prison sentence imposed by Iran on a prominent human rights activist, already serving six years in jail.

Nargis Mohammadi was found guilty of several different charges including “founding an illegal group”.

Ms Mohammadi, who works closely with the Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Ebadi, had been campaigning against the death penalty in Iran.

Iranian officials have not commented on the sentence.

Ms Mohammadi was the vice-president of the banned Defenders of Human Rights Center.

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