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Iranian Women’s Rights Activist to Serve Three Years in Prison for Attending Seminar

Women’s rights activist and photojournalist Alieh Matlabzadeh has been sentenced to three years in prison by a preliminary court in Tehran for participating in a women empowerment seminar. A legal source with knowledge about Matlabzadeh’s case told the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) on August 14, 2017 that the prison sentence was issued by Branch 26 of the Tehran Revolutionary Court for the