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Iranian who removed headscarf sentenced to year in prison

AP  |  Tehran 

The for an Iranian woman who removed her obligatory Islamic in a public protest says she has been sentenced to one year in prison but pardoned by the

told a court sentenced in March after finding her guilty of encouraging public "corruption."

Movahed was arrested in November.

Derefshan, who revealed the verdict to Sunday, says she is on a pardon list but the release procedures are still underway.

There was no official comment.

Ayatollah occasionally issues pardons.

Movahed, 32, was dubbed the "Girl of Enghelab Street" and briefly arrested in 2017 after she took off her and held it in the air.

Authorities detained 29 women on similar charges the following year.

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First Published: Sun, April 14 2019. 14:05 IST
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