Ahmad Karimi Released after Serving 9 Years

Posted on: 30th April, 2018
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Ahmad Karimi

HRANA News Agency – Ahmad Karimi, political prisoner in Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj who has been serving his 15-year imprisonment from nine years ago, was released on parole. Mr. Karimi who was arrested before the election in 2009, was tried in an “arranged” court, after the election and was stuck by the security institutions as a detainee of the post-election demonstrations, and even sentenced to death in the primary court.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Ahmad Karimi was released on parole after 9 years imprisonment on February 26, 2018.

Ahmad Karimi was arrested in May 2009, more than a month before the presidential election of 2009.

After spending more than a month in solitary confinement at Ward 209, he was presented to the judiciary after 2009 elections and was charged with acting in the post-election protests, by Tehran’s Revolutionary Court, and was sentenced to death. The sentence was reduced to 15 years imprisonment in exile, in the appeal court.

This political prisoner spent about six years in prison in exile, in Gonbad-e-Kavoos Prison, and was then transferred to Rajai Shahr prison.

HRANA had previously reported that Ahmed Karimi’s family had not met him for about 444 months, due to the distance from Islamshahr to Gonbad-e-Kavoos.

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