Atena Farghadani’s lawyer says that the charges of “indecent conduct” and “illegitimate sexual relationship short of adultery” — which were brought against her after she shook hands with her lawyer during a prison consultation — have been dropped.
There is now a 20 day window during which the Iranian prosecutors could petition another appeal court to reject the judgment.
Terry Anderson told the Blog: “CRNI want to make a further push regarding Atena Farghadani’s case while Iran’s leaders are still in the spotlight. Her lawyer and father have been in touch recently with ideas on what they think will have the most positive effect.”
Meanwhile Zunar’s trial on his nine-sedition charges has again been postponed to March 9 by the Sessions Court.
The postponement was due to the pending decision by the High Court on the constitutionality of the Sedition Act by lawyer N. Surendran who filed an application on October 15, 2014.
Thanks to Terry Anderson.