A human rights lawyer has been sentenced to 38 years in jail and 148 lashes in Iran for defending women's rights.
Nasrin Sotoudeh was arrested in June 2018 for committing the grievous crime of acting for women who had been arrested for appearing in public without headscarfs.
Nine charges including spying, "spreading propaganda against the state" and "insulting Iran's supreme leader" were spread across two trials, one of which Sotoudeh was forbidden from attending.
"I can see her hair, and the statue's hair BURN THE WITCHES!"
Sotoudeh's husband, Reza Khandan, wrote on Facebook that while her publicly revealed sentences amounted to 12 years in prison, she has been given decades more, and 148 lashes, for the crimes of "encouraging corruption and debauchery". The campaigning lawyer was previously locked up between 2010 and 2013 for "conspiring to harm state security".
"Nasrin Sotoudeh has dedicated her life to defending women's rights and speaking out against the death penalty," said Philip Luther from Amnesty International. "It is utterly outrageous that Iran's authorities are punishing her for her human rights work."