Ali Aghel Begins Four-Year Sentence on Political Charges

Ali Aghel Begins Four-Year Sentence on Political Charges

Ali-Asghar Aghel Moghaddam, a resident of Mashhad, was transferred to Vakilabad Prison on May 9, 2024, to commence a four-year prison term.

Aghel was initially arrested on October 23, 2023, following his appearance at the Public and Revolutionary Courthouse in Mashhad. He was detained at Vakilabad Prison but was released on bail six days later, pending further legal proceedings.

The Revolutionary Courts subsequently convicted Aghel for “membership in anti-regime groups,” resulting in a four-year sentence, and for “propaganda against the regime,” which carried a one-year sentence. The combined verdict was upheld on appeal.

According to Article 134 of the Islamic Penal Code, which stipulates that the harshest sentence is enforced in cases involving multiple charges, Aghel is required to serve a four-year term.

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