Maryam Derisi Sentenced to Imprisonment and Flogging for Her Second Case

In a new legal case, the Kazerun Revolutionary Court sentenced Maryam Derisi, a Master’s student at the University of Saveh, to one year in prison and 74 lashes. In another legal case, she was earlier sentenced to three years imprisonment.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, Maryam Derisi was sentenced to one year in prison on the charge of “disturbing the public order” and 74 lashes for “committing Haram act (removing headscarf in public).”

On October 15, 2022, security forces arrested Derisi in Shiraz and jailed her in Adel-Abad Prison. On November 2, she was released on bail.

 

Student Fatemeh Gorji Sentenced to Imprisonment and Flogging

Student Fatemeh Gorji was sentenced to one year in prison, 74 lashes and additional punishments. Gorji, a master’s student at the University of Semnan, was arrested at protests on October 14, 2022.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting the Iranian Students’ Union, Fatemeh Gorji was sentenced to one year in prison and 74 lashes.

As additional punishment, she has been banned from leaving the country and from membership in political parties for two years. She has been charged with “blasphemy, acting against national security, propaganda against the regime, insulting regime’s authorities and disturbing public order.”

 

Iran Protests: Sara Shamsai Sentenced to Six Years

The Tehran Revolutionary Court sentenced Sara Shamsai, arrested during protests, to six years in prison. If the verdict is upheld on appeal, based on Article 134 of the Islamic Penal Code, five years will be enforceable for one charge.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, Sara Shamsai was sentenced to five years in prison on the charges of “assembly and collusion against national security” and one year for “propaganda against the regime.”

Shamsai was also banned from leaving the country and social activities on the internet for two years.

On September 27, 2022, security forces arrested Shamsai and detained her in Ward 209 of Evin Prison.

 

 

Citizen Sentenced to Ten Months for Sheltering a Protestor from Prosecution

Recently, the Criminal Court of Gorgan sentenced Mohammad Abarian to ten months for sheltering a protestor who was under prosecution.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, Mohammad Abarian, age 34, a resident of Gorgan, was sentenced to ten months in prison.

According to the verdict issued on November 8, 2022, Abarian was accused of assisting a woman to flee or sheltering her. The woman was under prosecution for participating in protests.

Abarian was arrested on September 20, 2022, and then was released on bail on October 12.

Lawyer Reza Hamzei Sentenced to One Year in Prison

Recently, the Qazvin Revolutionary Court sentenced lawyer Reza Hamzei to one year in prison and banned him from practicing law for two years.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, attorney at law Reza Hamzei was sentenced to one year in prison on the charge of “propaganda against the regime”.

His court session was held on November 11, 2022.

Since the outbreak of nationwide protests, about 18200 people, including journalists, lawyers, teachers, students and civil rights activists, have been arrested. For more details and statistics on the nationwide protest across Iran, read HRANA’s comprehensive report here.

 

 

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Azerbaijani Turk activist Hadi Navazi Sentence to Nine Months

The Revolutionary Court sentenced jailed Azerbaijani Turk activist Hadi Navazi to nine months in prison. In mid-September 2022, security forces arrested and jailed him at the Great Tehran Penitentiary.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, Azerbaijani Turk activist Hadi Navazi was sentenced to nine months in prison on the charge of “propaganda against the regime” and “spreading falsehood on the Internet.”

Navazi is currently jailed in the Great Tehran Penitentiary. He was arrested allegedly for “publishing calls for protests.”

 

 

Iranian Comedian Zeinab Mousavi Sentenced to Two Years

Iranian comedian and parody artist Zeinab Mousavi was sentenced to two years in prison. In October 2022, security forces arrested her in the city of Qom and later released her on bail.

On her page on social media, Zeinab Mousavi wrote that she was in solitary confinement for 25 days during detention.

Mousavi is known for her parody character Empress of Kuzcoo.
The charges brought against Mousavi are still unknown.

Since the outbreak of nationwide protests, about 18200 people, including journalists, lawyers, teachers, students and civil rights activists, have been arrested. For more details and statistics on the nationwide protest across Iran, read HRANA’s comprehensive report here.

Four Teacher Union Activists Sentenced to Imprisonment

The Sanandaj Revolutionary Court sentenced four teacher union activists of Divandarreh, Omid Shah-Mohammadi, Parviz Ahsani, Kaveh Mohammadzadeh and Hiva Ghoreishi to imprisonment.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting the Coordination Council of Iranian Teachers’ Trade Associations, the Sanandaj Revolutionary Court sentenced Omid Shah-Mohammadi to five years in prison on the charge of “acting against national security.” Parviz Ahsani, Kaveh Mohammadzadeh and Hiva Ghoreishi were also given five-year suspended sentences for the same charge.

On August 28, 2022, these teachers were released on a 1.5 billion tomans bail until the end of legal proceedings.

Their pre-trial detentions were extended three times.

Omid Shah-Mohammadi faced other arrests and convictions on a prior occasion for his civil activities.

 

Yarsan Civil Activist Seyyed-Karam Abbasi Arrested

On December 1, 2022, security forces violently arrested Yarsan civil activist Seyyed-Karam Abbasi and took him to an undisclosed location.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, Yarsan civil activist Seyyed-Karam Abbasi was beaten and arrested by security forces.

One day before his arrest, his two brothers, Syeed-Amin and Seyyed-Soroush Abbasi and five other Yarsan followers were also arrested by the road police on the way to Bisotun, Kermanshah Province.

According to an informed source, all three brothers were beaten during the arrest; their houses were searched and damaged.

The reason for these arrests and their whereabouts are still unknown.

Yarsanism, Ahl-e Haqq is a syncretic religion founded by Sultan Sahak in the late 14th century in western Iran. As a religious minority, Yarsan followers are subjected to intimidation and prosecution by regime security and judicial systems.

 

At least Five Animal Rights Activists Arrested

Mehdi Fadaei, Hadi Behbahani, Mojtaba Rasouli, Mohammad Azizi and Milad Shaterani are among the animal rights activists arrested during the recent nationwide protests.

These Animal rights activists were arrested earlier on 26th October, for unknown reasons in relation to the current nationwide protests.

At the time of writing, there is no information on the charges and place of detention of these individuals.

Since the outbreak of nationwide protests, over 18200 people, including journalists, lawyers, teachers, students and civil rights activists, have been arrested. For more details and statistics on the nationwide protest across Iran, read HRANA’s comprehensive.