June 14, 2016—The United Nation’s Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) has issued an opinion on the case of the Iranian women’s rights activist and human rights defender, Bahareh Hedayat, demanding her immediate release. The opinion ruled Hedayat’s imprisonment since 2009 is arbitrary and against international law.
- Six months of imprisonment for “insulting the President,”
- Two years of imprisonment for “insulting the Leader,” and
- Five years of imprisonment for “acting against national security and publishing falsehoods.”