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Ghavami released on bail pending appeal

3 years ago SOAS Spirit 0
Tom King, BA Politics Former SOAS Student Ghoncheh Ghavami has been released on bailing while she awaits a Court of Appeal hearing. Last month her lawyer claimed to have seen legal papers stating she had been found guilty of the charge of propaganda against the state and was to be sentenced to a year in Read More

Ghoncheh Ghavami ‘sentenced to year in prison’

3 years ago Tom King 0
Photo: Anoo Bhuyan Tom King, BA Politics Former SOAS student Ghoncheh Ghavami has been sentenced to a year in prison in Iran after being found guilty of “propaganda against the state”, according to her lawyer. The verdict has not yet been officially released, but Alizadeh Tabatabaie, the lawyer representing Ghavami, says he has seen the text. Read More

Ghavami verdict expected within a week

3 years ago Tom King 0
Tom King, BA Politics After 109 days in detention, former SOAS student Ghoncheh Ghavami appeared in court today facing charges of “propaganda against the state” after she attempted to attend a men’s volleyball match at Tehran’s Azadi Stadium in June. Ghavami has spent more than 40 days in solitary confinement and a fortnight on hunger Read More

Ghavami on hunger strike after more than 100 days detained

3 years ago Tom King 0
Tom King, BA Politics Former SOAS student Ghoncheh Ghavami has now been on hunger strike for over a week after being detained in Iran for more than 100 days. The SOAS alum was arrested in June after attempting to watch a men’s volleyball match. Ghavami was transferred to Tehran’s infamous Evin Prison, where she spent Read More

Former student detained in Iran over women’s rights protest

3 years ago Tom King 0
Tom King, BA Politics  A former SOAS student has been arrested and detained in Iran after attending a protest against the country’s restrictions on women attending sporting events.   Ghoncheh Ghavami, who studied law at SOAS, was arrested outside the Azadi Stadium with more than a dozen other women when they attempted to watch a Read More