4 Turkish Activists Released and Acquitted

HRANA News Agency – On August 14, Meysam Jolani and Tohid Amir Amini were released from Ardabil prison by the end of their sentences, on the other hand Aydin Zakeri and Saeed Babakishizadeh were acquitted from the charges in Meshkinshar court.
According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), on August 14, Meysam Jolani and Tohid Amir Amini, two Turkish (Azari) activists were released from Ardabil prison by the end of their 6-month sentence.
At the same time, Aydin Zakeri and Saeed Babakishizadeh were acquitted in the Meshkinshar court.
It is worth mentioning, five activists from Ardabil including Tohid Amir Amini, Morteza Parvin, Meysam Jolani, Saleh Pichganloo, Mostafa Parvin and Mohsen Mohsenzadeh who were arrested due to chanting slogans and waving placards for freedom of Abbas Lisani in Ardabil Stadium and charged with “disturbing public order and welfare in football stadium by ethnic and nationalist slogans” were sentenced to 3 months in prison and 30 lashes by branch 103 of Ardebil Criminal Court.
The verdict was upheld in Ardebil Appeal Court and the sentences of thirty lashes were carried out in the prison of Ardebil on April 6, 2016.
On the other hand Aydin Zakeri and Saeed Babakishizadeh who were sued by the police because of their protests to ethnic-racial insults, and charged with have attempt to disrupt public order by chanting, were acquitted by the judge of branch 102 of second Criminal Court in accordance with the principle of freedom of expression, as well as the difference between protest against an entity and propaganda against the entire system, as well as the absence of evidences of disturbing public order.

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