Posted by: bahareiran | July 13, 2011

Iran sentences human rights lawyer to 10 years of prison and flogging

Mohammad-Ali Dadkhah

Mohammad-Ali Dadkhah, lawyer and spokesperson of the Center of Human Rights Defenders has been sentenced to 10 years of prison, a 10 year ban on teaching at university, flogging and a fine by a court of first instance.

Mr. Dadkhah confirmed this report and said, “According to the court ruling sentence, I was sentenced to a 10 year ban on practicing law, eight years of prison on charges of [intending to] softly topple [the government] and being the spokesperson of the Center of Human Rights Defenders, one year of prison for propagating against the government and Islamic Republic and also flogging and a number of fines”. (Daneshju News – Jul. 3, 2011)

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