Tehran’s Culture and Media Prosecutor issued a one-month detention sentence for Ms. Massoumeh Zia. She is presently incarcerated in Evin Prison.
According to Ms. Zia’s family, security authorities have not informed them of the reason for her arrest and detention.
The civil rights activist had received a suspended sentence of one-year imprisonment and 74 lashes on February 7, 2016.
She was arrested at the airport on January 6, 2017, upon return to the country from a family visit abroad.