Anti-hijab protester who needed stitches after being pushed off utility box while waving headscarf is JAILED a year in Iran

An Iranian woman who was badly injured after being pushed off a box in Tehran as she was waving her hijab during a protest has been jailed for a year.

Maryam Shariatmadari, 32, was demonstrating against laws which force women to wear a veil in the Islamic republic when a policeman violently shoved her to the ground on February 23.

Despite journalists and supporters reporting that the woman needed ‘urgent’ medical attention after suffering a ‘severe’ leg injury that required stitches, she was kept in prison before being sentenced.