By Azita Carlson
During the month of August, the brutal mullahs in Iran have further clamped down on the people. A number of human rights and civil activists have been handed heavy sentences for their actions. The regime is clearly fearful about its future, as evidenced by the treatment of free speakers, journalists, workers and activists.
Last month alone, more than 20 activists, journalists and workers were sentenced to prison time and lashes for participating in demonstrations.
Researcher Atefeh Rangiz was arrested in May and sentenced to 11 and a half years and 74 lashes. Bus driver and syndicate member Rasoul Taleb Moghadam was sentenced to two years imprisonment, two years of exile, a two-year ban on using a smartphone and 74 lashes. And these are just a few of a many similar sentences that were handed out.