4 Civil Activists in Tehran Sentenced to Imprisonments

Posted on: 24th August, 2015
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Arash Sadeghi

HRANA News Agency – Arash Sadeghi, Golrokh Ebrahimi, Naveed Kamran and Behnam Mosivand have been sentenced by the Revolutionary Court Branch 15 to imprisonments.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), on Saturday, 22nd August, primitive sentence of four civil activists was communicated in Branch 15 of the Revolutionary Court to them. According to this verdict, Arash Sadeghi has been sentenced to 15 years imprisonment, that in accordance with Article 134 of the Penal Code it will be reduced on the appeal court, Golrokh Ebrahimi was sentenced to six years imprisonment, and Navid Kamran and Behnam Mosivand were sentenced to 18 months imprisonment each.

Arash Sadeghi in a short conversation with HRANA’s reporter said: “Almost for all charges, the maximum penalty is issued; seven and a half years for gathering and collusion against the regime, 3 years for insulting the founder of the revolution, 3 years for forming a group and 18 months for propaganda against the regime, which is 15 years imprisonment but Article 134 is going to be applied on the appeal stage.”

However, the maximum penalty for gathering and colluding with intent to harm national security in the IPC is five years and the maximum penalty for propaganda against the regime is one year and it seems that Article 134 is to be calculated and applied by judges’ taste, to issue their verdicts.

According to Arash Sadeghi the pretext behind all charges are peaceful activities such as meeting with families of prisoners, participating in demonstrations and interviews, and judge Salvati did not allow his lawyers to study the case and his trial was held without the presence of his lawyer.

Arash Sadeghi, Golrokh Ebrahimi, Naveed Kamran and Behnam Mosivand were arrested last time on 6th September 2014, at work and after a while they were released on the bail.

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