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Monireh and Yasaman

Right now, Yasaman and her mother Monireh are in jail. 

They were sentenced to over nine years in prison after a video went viral of them peacefully protesting against Iran’s laws forcing women to wear the veil.

They were charged with inciting ‘corruption and prostitution’ and faced intense interrogation, solitary confinement and abuse.

Now they face further threat. The severe outbreak of coronavirus in Iran means their health and safety is at risk.

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