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Written Questions on the case of Ghoncheh Ghavami in Iran

Ghoncheh Ghavami Today, Marietje Schaake will submit to the High Representative of Foreign Affairs, Mogherini, written questions on the case of Ghoncheh Ghavami in Iran. Author: Marietje Schaake Subject: The case of Ghoncheh Ghavami in IranĀ  On November 2, the Iranian courts found British-Iranian woman Ghoncheh Ghavami guilty of 'spreading propaganda against the system' after she tried to attend a men's volleyball match in Iran in protest at the country's laws banning women from some men's sporting events. She has been handed a one-year jail sentence by a Tehran court, but the judge has yet to confirm her sentence, according to reports. 'Spreading propaganda against the system' is not an internationally recognisable criminal offence. Ghoncheh Ghavami, who spent at least 41 days of her detention before trial in solitary confinement, is currently on hunger strike in protest. 1) Is the VP/HR aware of this case, and if so, how does she assess it, considering that Ms Ghavami is both a British and Iranian national, however dual nationality is not recognised in Iran? 2) Has the VP/HR and/or EEAS raised the issue of human rights and the imprisonment of Ghoncheh Ghavami, and if so, how do they intend to move forward in the future, to push for the immediate and unconditional release of Ghoncheh Ghavami? 3) What concrete actions is the HR/VP undertaking to improve the human rights situation in Iran, as addressed and recommended in resolution 2014/2625(RSP) of the European Parliament that was adopted on 31 March 2014? Cosigned by Janusz Lewandowski (EPP) Flavio Zanonato (S&D) Marco Zanni (EFDD) WQ-Ghoncheh-Ghavami