Posted by: bahareiran | December 17, 2010

New prison sentences for human rights activists

Dr. Vahid Ahmad Fakhroddin who is a lawyer, university professor and human rights activist was sentenced to three years of suspended prison. Fakhroddin was sentenced to three years of suspended prison by the 26th branch of the Revolutionary Court headed by Judge Pir Abbasi on charges of acting against national security, and propagating against the government by being a member of the Human Rights Activists in Iran. (Human Rights Activists in Iran – Dec. 15, 2010)

The seven year prison term for student and human rights activist Mehdi Khodayi was upheld by the Tehran court of review and has been implemented. Khodayi has been detained since March 3, 2010 and was sentenced to three years of prison by the 28th branch of the Revolutionary Court headed by Judge Moqiseh. He was charged with ‘propagating against the government and acting against national security’ for which he was sentenced to three years of prison. 

 In 2009 he was sentenced to another four years of prison by Judge Salavati on charges of ‘acting against national security by holding assemblies and propagating against the government’… Khodayi is the former head of the Shahre Rey University’s Islamic Association. Since his arrest 10 months ago he has been kept in 2A Cellblock in Evin Prison which is run by the Revolutionary Guards Corps. Despite receiving his final sentence of seven years of prison, he has not been transferred to the public cellblock. (Committee of Human Rights Reporters – Dec. 15, 2010)

The head of the 26th branch of the Revolutionary Court, Judge Pir Abbasi, sentenced Ali Kalayi, a member of the Committee for Human Rights Reporters and social political activist to 6 years of prison. With the one year of suspended prison he was sentenced to by the head of the 10th branch of the Revolutionary Court in 2007, he has been sentenced to a total of 7 years of prison. In the new sentence which was given to his lawyer Mina Jafari yesterday, he was been sentenced to one year of prison on charges of ‘propagating against the government’ by publishing false news and reports on political prisoners and giving interviews and five years of prison on charges of ‘assembling and conspiring with the intention of committing crimes’ by membership in the Committee of Human Rights Reporters. (Committee of Human Rights Reporters – Dec. 13, 2010)

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