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Akbar Amini’s Case Sent To The Court Of Appeal

Posted on: 6th September, 2015
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Akbar Amini Armaki

HRANA News Agency – The case of Akbar Amini, civil activist, was returned to the lower court, by the Branch 36 of the Appeals Court, because of defects in his case.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), last week after the family of Akbar Amini went to the Revolutionary Court, they declared that his case had been sent to the Branch 54, because of some defects.

Following second sentence of 5 years imprisonment in February 2014 for Akbar Amini and while he was in prison, his lawyers made an appeal for integration of his crimes, but the result of this request has not been determined yet.

In February last year, by a new charge, Akbar Amini’s imprisonment was increased to 10 years. Branch 15 of Tehran’s Revolutionary Court, presided by Judge Salvati, informed his lawyer of an initial sentence of 5 years imprisonment, 3 years of which was related to his last time detention in June 2013 and 2-year suspended sentence which is related to the first arrest of this civil activist in July 2009 that is finalized now.

Amini Armaki was charged in both cases with gathering and collusion against the national security. The last session of the trial of Akbar Amini Armaki was held on 29th December, and at the hearing, the lawyer of Amini emphasized on the need to integrate the cases of this political prisoner and to avoid duplicate orders.

After the lower court decision was issued, the lawyers objected and then it was sent to Branch 36 of the Court of Appeal in Tehran, presided by Judge Zargar. Akbar Amini Armaki was already in ward 350 of Evin prison as he had been sentenced to 5 years definite imprisonment due to his case of “Saraye Ahle Ghalam” in November 2012 by Judge Salavati, on charges of gathering and collusion against national security.

So that, during four years, this political prisoner has been three times tried on charges of gathering and collusion against the national security, and has been sentenced to a total of ten years imprisonment.

This civil activist was arrested the last time on 7th June, just a few days before the elections in 2013, and experienced more than a hundred days in solitary confinement and interrogations under pressure in the summer of 2013. He was arrested several times in recent years, mainly due to his daring action on 14th February 2010, waving green flags on the top of a crane in front of the Revolutionary Court in Tehran.