Ghoncheh Qavami’s lawyer says he has put in a request for the release of his client based on the grounds that a suspect cannot be detained for longer than the minimum sentence for the alleged charge against her.

Qavami was arrested along with a group of women in July for trying to attend a volleyball game at a stadium where the authorities were not allowing any women to attend the event.

The women were released on bail, but Qavami was later rearrested and charged with “propaganda activities against the regime.”
Mahmoud Alizadeh Tabatabayi told ISNA that this charge carries a minimum three-month jail term, and in view of the fact that his client has already been in custody for more than 100 days, she has to be released.

Qavami has reportedly begun a hunger strike to protest being held in legal limbo.