An Iranian woman who publicly removed her veil to protest against a mandatory hijab law has been sentenced to two years in prison.

The woman, who has not been officially named, was found guilty by Tehran’s prosecutor, Abbas Jafari-Dolatabadi of “encouraging moral corruption”.

He added that 21 months of the woman’s sentence had been suspended and that she was in need of medical treatment.

This follows dozens of similar arrests of Iranian women in recent weeks.

Most of those detained for defying the country’s strict law on appearing in public in a headscarf have been released without charge.



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