From Iranwire. Here is an excerpt:
The Australian chapter of PEN International, a freedom of expression group, has strongly condemned the detention of award-winning Baha’i writer and poet Mahvash Sabet in Tehran’s Evin Prison, where she is being held in solitary confinement, and the 10-year prison sentence handed down against her.
Sabet, aged 69, was arrested in July and, on December 10, according to the Baha’i International Community, was sentenced to a decade in prison along with Fariba Kamalabadi, another member of Iran’s persecuted Baha’i religious minority.
The writer was charged with disturbing national security, an accusation that human rights defenders say has not been supported by any proof. She had spent a previous 10 years behind bars on similar charges.
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