Saman Nooranian’s 3 Year Prison Sentence Confirmed

Posted on: May 20th, 2010

HRANA – Saman Nooranian’s 3 year prison sentence was confirmed by the appellate court.

According to Daneshjoo News, the lower court’s imprisonment sentence for Saman Nooranian has been confirmed by judge Salavati presiding over Branch 15 of the appellate court. Mr. Samanian is a graduate of the prestigious College of Engineering and Medicine at Amir Kabir University; one of the most reputable institutions of higher education in Iran.

Mr. Nooranian who is currently held in Ward 350 of Evin prison was arrested in the aftermath of the popular protests on December 27, 2009 (the day of Ashura).




Mehdi Tajik Sentenced to 37 Months in Prison and 30-Year Ban on Political Activity

Posted on: May 14th, 2010


May 13, 2010

HRANA – Mehdi Tajik a Tehran University student and a human rights activist has been sentenced to 27 months in prison and a 30 year prohibition of political activity. The sentence was handed down by the Revolutionary Court, Branch 26.

His original crime was association and plotting against national security and had been sentenced to a 2 year sentence, a 91 day sentence for propaganda against the Government, and a one million touman ($1000) penalty for insulting the President.

He has been banned from reporting, blogging, interview, writing articles and even analysis of political events, as well as membership in any party or affiliation with any party, and any political activity.

This while there has been no evidence of any political activity presented in the Court pertaining to the post-election developments.