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Aswat Asharq Al-Awsat : Iran’s Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Narges Mohammadi Sentenced to Another Year in Prison

Supporters of Iran's parliament speaker Mohammad Bagher Qalibaf, the most prominent candidate for the June 28 presidential election, wave the country's flags in his campaign gathering in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, June 18, 2024. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
Supporters of Iran's parliament speaker Mohammad Bagher Qalibaf, the most prominent candidate for the June 28 presidential election, wave the country's flags in his campaign gathering in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, June 18, 2024. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
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Iran’s Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Narges Mohammadi Sentenced to Another Year in Prison

Supporters of Iran's parliament speaker Mohammad Bagher Qalibaf, the most prominent candidate for the June 28 presidential election, wave the country's flags in his campaign gathering in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, June 18, 2024. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
Supporters of Iran's parliament speaker Mohammad Bagher Qalibaf, the most prominent candidate for the June 28 presidential election, wave the country's flags in his campaign gathering in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, June 18, 2024. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

Iran's imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Narges Mohammadi, has been sentenced to another year in prison over her activism, her lawyer said Wednesday.
Mostafa Nili, Mohammadi’s lawyer, told The Associated Press that his client was convicted on a charge of making propaganda against the system. Nili said the sentence came after Mohammadi urged voters to boycott Iran's recent parliamentary election, sent letters to lawmakers in Europe and made comments regarding torture and sexual assault suffered by another Iranian journalist and political activist.
Mohammadi is being held at Iran's notorious Evin Prison, which houses political prisoners and those with Western ties. She already had been serving a 30-month sentence, to which 15 more months were added in January. Iran's government has not acknowledged her additional sentencing.
Mohammadi is the 19th woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize and the second Iranian woman after human rights activist Shirin Ebadi in 2003. Mohammadi, 52, has kept up her activism despite numerous arrests by Iranian authorities and years behind bars.
In November, Mohammadi went on a hunger strike over being blocked along with other inmates from getting medical care and to protest the country’s mandatory headscarves for women.



Aswat Asharq Al-Awsat : Russian Passenger Jet Crashes Flying Empty Crashes Near Moscow, Killing its Crew of 3

The Sukhoi Superjet 100 went down in the Moscow region, according to Russian emergency officials. - The AP
The Sukhoi Superjet 100 went down in the Moscow region, according to Russian emergency officials. - The AP
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Russian Passenger Jet Crashes Flying Empty Crashes Near Moscow, Killing its Crew of 3

The Sukhoi Superjet 100 went down in the Moscow region, according to Russian emergency officials. - The AP
The Sukhoi Superjet 100 went down in the Moscow region, according to Russian emergency officials. - The AP

A Russian passenger jet crashed Friday while flying without passengers, killing its crew of three, officials said.

The Sukhoi Superjet 100 went down in the Moscow region, according to Russian emergency officials.

The authorities said the plane belonged to Gazprom Avia, a carrier owned by the Russian state-controlled natural gas giant Gazprom.

They said the plane took off from an aircraft-making plant at Lukhovitsy 110 kilometers (68 miles) southeast of the Russian capital where it had undergone repairs. It was heading to Moscow's Vnukovo airport when it crashed.

The Investigative Committee, the country's top state criminal investigation agency, has launched a probe into the crash.

A Sukhoi Superjet crashed at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport in May 2019, killing 41. It was struck by lightning and made an emergency landing shortly after takeoff. The probe blamed the pilot, concluding that he landed the plane heavy with unburned fuel at excessive speed, resulting in a rough touchdown that sparked a fire.