A Citizen Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison

HRANA News Agency – Seyed Javad Mahsomi Kouchsfhany was sentenced to seven years in prison by Tehran Revolutionary Court, Branch 28.

According to a report by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Seyed Javad Mahsomi Kouchsfhany was tried last year on November 30, 2010, but the verdict was recently handed down by Judge Moqayaseh and verbally communicated to the accused.

Seyed Javad Mahsomi Kouchsfhany was charged with propaganda, conspiracy and blasphemy.For the charges of propaganda and conspiracy, he received two years in prison, and for the charge of blasphemy, he was condemned to five years imprisonment.

After participating in protests against the results of Iranian presidential election held on February 9, 2010 Seyed Javad Mahsomi Kouchsfhany and his wife were arrested in their home by the security officers of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard.He was transferred to cellblock 2A in Evin prison and locked up in solitary confinement for one month.He was then released after posting a bail estimated to be approximately $6,700.

It is worth mentioning that Seyed Javad Mahsomi Kouchsfhany’s father was sentenced to death in 1978 and was subsequently executed.

Seyed Javad Mahsomi Kouchsfhany’s case has been appealed and is pending review by Branch 54 of the Appeals Court in Tehran province.

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