An Islamic Republic appellate court has approved the four
year imprisonment sentence of Iranian women's activist, Shiva Nazar-Ahari.
Kaleme Website reports
that the appeals court acquitted her from the charge of "assembly and collusion
against the regime" and reduced her sentence to four years while changing her
location of exile to one of the prisons in Karaj. The 74 lashes still stand in
the approved sentence.
Her preliminary sentence was six years in prison, exile to the city of Izzeh and
Nazar-Ahari was arrested at her workplace in June of 2009 in the protests that
followed allegations of election fraud in the re-election of Mahmoud
She was Released on a $200,000 bail in the following September but was later
arrested in December of 2009 while on her way to attend the funeral of Iranian
dissident cleric, Ayatollah Montazeri, in Qom.
She was released a second time last September on a $500,000 bail until the
finalization of her sentence.
The 26-year-old Nazar-Ahari is a journalist and member of the Human Rights
Reporters Committee as well as the One Million Signatures Campaign to end