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Femena Strongly Condemns the Severe and Shocking Sentence against Sharifeh Mohammadi and Demands Her Unconditional Release

Iranian WHRD and labor rights activist Sharifeh Mohammadi has been sentenced to death on charges of armed rebellion on July 4, 2024, by branch 1 of the Revolutionary Court of Rasht. “This sentence is based on the pretext of Ms. Mohammadi’s membership in an independent, public, and legal labor organization a decade ago, demonstrating the baselessness of the verdict,” wrote the Campaign to Defend Mohammadi on Instagram. The campaign called the ruling “absurd and unfounded,” intended to instill fear among activists.
Sharifeh Mohammadi was arrested on December 5, 2024, in Rasht and has been detained since. Her husband, Sirous Fathi, was also arrested on June 11, 2024, after being threatened by security forces to remain silent about her case.
Iranian civil society is outraged by the death sentence imposed on Sharifeh, a prominent civil activist who endured mental and physical torture during her detention to force a confession. She was denied family visits during three months of solitary confinement.
Femena strongly condemns the severe and shocking sentence against Sharifeh Mohammadi and demands her unconditional release. This sentence, part of a pattern of severe prison sentences for female activists in Gilan, aims to instill fear and undermine activism. Advocating for labor rights is not a crime, and no one should be imprisoned for it.