Iran: According to claims of an Iranian woman, the government had sentenced her to 20 years in prison after she violated the compulsory Hijab rules out of protest, the Independent reported.
Iranian woman Shaparak Shajarizadeh claimed that she has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for removing her headscarf during a protest.
She said she was jailed for “opposing the compulsory hijab” and “waving a white flag of peace in the street” in one of her post on her personal website.
However, there was no confirmation of the same by the Iranian government.
The Police has arrested around 29 removing their headscarves as part of a campaign known as White Wednesdays.
The Iranian women had earlier danced in support of teenager arrested over Instagram video.
Human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh, who represented Ms. Shajarizadeh and other women were also arrested last month.
According to her lawyer, Ms Shajarizadeh, 42, was subjected to torture and beatings after her arrest, Amnesty International reported. She was released on bail last month claimed sources.
$25 or prison time is imposed as a penalty in Iran to women who flaunt their
hair in public.