Insulting Islam Jokes Gets 20 Years in Iran’s Evin prison: A British Roya Nobakht has been jailed for a Facebook post she published while on holiday in the country, insulting Islam and Ayatollah Khomeini.
It offended hard-line Muslim leaders by bashing former supreme leader Ayatollah Khomeini, according to report.
The authorities sent Nobakht to the notorious Evin prison in north-west Tehran, a mixed facility that has been described as the country’s toughest jail.
Evin Prison is a prison in Iran, located in Evin, northwestern Tehran. It is noted for its political prisoners’ wing.
The part-time student at Stockport College has dual British-Iranian nationality and has been living with her husband for more than six years.
Negotiations between the UK and Iranian governments have been complicated since the British embassy in Tehran closed following the 2011 attacks by Iranian protesters.
Andrew Stunnell, MP for Hazel Grove, who has been fighting the family’s cause, said: “Unfortunately the Iranian justice system is pretty incomprehensible to us in the Western world.
“What we regard as fundamental human rights are regarded as crimes and Roya is in the midst of it.
“It’s absolutely preposterous. The Iranians have pounced on her and charged her with offences which would be laughed out of court here but they have gone on to impose an outrageously large sentence.”
A Foreign Office spokesman said: “We are aware that a British national has received a custodial sentence in Iran. IMAGE/MEN Syndication