Iranian who was arrested for Hijab protest absconds country, seeks asylum

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  • The actions earned Jangravi a three-year prison sentence.

One year ago, Azam Jangravi took off her hijab and waved it above her head while standing atop an electrical transformer in a busy Tehran square.

It was an act of protest to denounce Iran’s strict Islamic laws that restrict women and general life in Iran, and limited her ability to live freely within her own country.

The actions earned Jangravi a three-year prison sentence.

A crowd formed.

People shouted at her to come down.

She knew all…

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