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Amir Amirgholi’s Appeal Court Held in Tehran

Posted on: 19th August, 2016
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HRANA News Agency – Court of Appeal hearing was held in Branch 36 of the Appeals Court of Tehran Province for Amir (Ali) Amirgholi, political prisoner in Evin Prison, with primitive sentence of 19 years and six months.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Court of Appeal hearing was held in Branch 36 of the Appeals Court of Tehran Province, presided by Judge Ghomizadeh, for Amir (Ali) Amirgholi, political prisoner in Evin Prison, with primitive sentence of 19 years and six months, on August 4.

A source, close to this political prisoner, with announcing this news told HRANA’s reporter: “In this hearing his lawyer, Mr. Nemat Ahmadi, defended his client and Amir also presented his evidence. Finally, with the promise to deliver a final ruling in the near future, the hearing ended”.

Amir (Ali) Amirgholi, political prisoner in ward 8 of Evin prison, earlier had gone on hunger strike to protest against his condition and lack of separation based on kind of crime, and after 18 days he ended his hunger strike on other civil and political prisoners’ request.

Mr. Amirgholi, this political prisoner’s father, in a conversation with HRANA reporter said: “Amir is held in ward eight of Evin prison where most prisoners are foreigners. He has requested to be transferred from this ward due to inappropriate health and hygiene condition and his health is in danger by living in the ward of prisoners who suffer from infection diseases such HIV and Hepatitis, and based on the principle of separation of offenses. However, despite hunger strike and frequent request, no action had been taken yet.

Amir Amirgholi, former student activist and political prisoner in ward eight of Evin prison, was sentenced to 19 years and 6 months imprisonment by branch 15 of the revolutionary court presided over by judge Salvati on charges of “blasphemy”, “insulting the Supreme Leader”, “gathering and colluding to act against national security”, “disturbing public order by participating in gatherings” and “propaganda against the regime” in January 2016. In accordance with the Article 134 of the Penal Code and the aggregation of crime, the maximum sentence can be up to seven years and a half.

Amnesty International issued a statement titled “Amir Amirgholi, an activist who has been sentenced to two decades imprisonment in Iran”, by enumerating the numerous violations of this civil activist and his poor health condition, has urged the Iranian authorities to unconditionally release him and ensure that he is protected from torture and ill-treatment.

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