The Appeal Court Sentenced 4 Activists to Imprisonments
HRANA News Agency – Branch number 54 of the appeal court with chief judge Poorarab, has issued the verdict of 4 civil rights activist. According to this verdict, Arash Sadeghi has been sentenced to 15 years, Golrokh Irayi (Ibrahimi) to 6 years and Navid Kamran and Behnam Moosivand each to one year in prison. Mr. Sadeghi had 4 years and Behnam Moosivand have two years conditional sentences from their older cases.
According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Amir Raeisiyan, Arash Sadeghi and Golrokh Irayi’s lawyer, has confirmed this news and said that Arash Sadeghi had a conditional sentence of 4 years in prison which he will have to serve as well.
Behnam Moosivand had also two years conditional sentence.
Mr. Raeisiyan said that regarding the heavy sentences confirmed by the appeal court the prime there is no point mentioning article 134 and accumulation of the sentences.
According to article 134 of Islamic penal code, if the number of crimes are more than three, the punishment will be calculated based on the higher punishment plus half of the sentence. In each case just the highest punishment is considered and if for any reason the punishment is reduces or becomes inapplicable, the next highest punishment will be the reference of calculation.
The sentences of 4 civil rights activist were submitted to them on Saturday August 22, 2015. According to this verdict, Arash Sadeghi was sentenced to 15 years, Golrokh Irayi to 6 years, and Navid Kamran and Behnam Moosivand to 18 months in prison each.
Arash Sadeghi had said to HRANA’s reporter that all of his charges were based on peaceful activities like visiting the families of prisoners, attending peaceful gatherings and protests, and his interviews. Judge Salavati did not let lawyers review the case and the court session was held without their selected lawyers.
Arash Sadeghi, Golrokh Irayi, Navid Kamran and Behnam Moosivand were arrested last time on September 6, 2014 at their workplaces and released after some time on the bail.