18 Civil Rights Activists Sentenced To Imprisonment And Lashes

Posted on: 23rd February, 2016
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Abdulazin Orouji

HRANA News Agency – 18 civil rights activists have been sentenced to 91 days in prison and 74 lashes each. These activists were arrested on charge of disrupting the public order on November 21, 2015.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), the lash sentence of 16 activists have been conditioned in accordance with their furthered behavior for two years.

Reza Makian (Malek), Hashem Zainali, Simin Eyvazzadeh, Abdulazin Orouji, Mohsen Haseli, Mohsen Shoja, Khadiheh (Laila) Mirghafari, Azam Najafi, Parvin Solaimani, Shermin Yamani, Sarah Saei, Arshia Rahmati, Masoud Hamidi, Ali Babaei, Esmaeil Hossaini, Farideh Toosi and Zahra Modarreszadeh are the name of activists who are convicted.

The court session was held on February 9, in branch 1060 of the criminal court of Tehran by judge Farshid Dehghani.

Most of these activists were arrested on November 21, 2015, and the women were transferred to Gharchak prison in Varamin, and the men to Evin prison. They were released after a while on the bail of 50 million Tomans.

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