Iranian activist who has removed the veil, was sentenced to 20 years

• The Iranian activist who has removed the hijab,

was sentenced to 20 years

Iranian Shaprak Shadzharizade (Shapark Shajarizadeh) said on its website that it has been sentenced by the Revolutionary Court of Tehran to twenty years in prison. And all because that withdrew last December his white head scarf, and waved it like a flag during a peaceful protest.

Iranian activist who has removed the veil, was sentenced to 20 years

In the winter of last year on Iran, a wave of protests against the wearing of the hijab - the first time in this Islamic country for almost 40 years. Women ostentatiously removed from head scarves in public places and waving them in his hand and winding on a stick. Materials about the actions of these were published in the network under the hashtag #whitewednesdays.

Iranian activist who has removed the veil, was sentenced to 20 years

Shapark Shadzharizade during a protest in Tehran in December 2017

42-year-old Shapark Shadzharizade came to picket among the first - back in December 2017. She was arrested, but released on bail in April this year. Where it is now - is unknown. In a statement on its website activist reported that, according to the verdict of the court, she was sentenced to 20 years in prison, 18 of them - shareware. If after her release, she will again be seen without a hijab, you will go to jail for another 18 years.

"This means that I will need to remain silent for 20 years and did not participate in any activities," - said Shadzharizade in your account in Instagram.

According to Iranian law, a woman has no right to appear bareheaded in public places. For violation of this rule threatens first penalty and then arrest. In addition to the right to walk with his head covered, Iranian women, according to sharia law, are required to wear the mantle to his knees and did not use decorative cosmetics.

Iranian activist who has removed the veil, was sentenced to 20 years