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 74 lashes.
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 Ahmadinejad.
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 discriminatory laws.