Iranian rights activist Delaram Ali has received the ruling on her appeal. The consequence:
In an unprecedented and unexpected development Delaram Ali was sentenced to 2 years and 6 months and 10 lashing in appeals court. Delaram Ali was tried originally on 29 May 2007 for her participation in the June 12, 2006 protest in support of women's rights in Hafte Tir Square which was violently broken up by police. Delaram was beaten severely during this protest, dragged on the ground by several police officers and subsequently arrested... She suffered a broken arm as a result of these severe beatings. Complaints were filed against police for use of excessive force and violence during the protest, by a number of women including Delaram. Last month though the judiciary found the police innocent in the case, and instead has now upheld a substantial portion of Delaram's original sentence through an appeals court ruling.See also the post here in which Delaram Ali is 'Lamenting a dream':
Iranian women's rights defenders appeal to the national and international community to take swift action condemning the unjust ruling of the court in the case of Delaram Ali.
What have you done to us? What have you done that has transformed the ring of the telephone into an alarm of danger? What have you done to transform the sound of the door bell into a fear of the repetition of nightmares of the past?She says also: 'the seeds have been sown'. (Thanks: M.)