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.

Uncertainty About the Continued Detainment of Three Founders of a Cultural Association

Posted on: April 27th, 2010


April 27, 2010

HRA News Agency – After four months of detainment, three members of a cultural association, named Dr. Ebrahim Babayi, Mehdi Kouhan, and Mohsen SadeghiNoorare, are still being kept at Evin Prison under uncertain circumstances. According to the information received by HRANA reporters, after the public protests of December 27 of this year on the occasion of Ashura, 16 members of a cultural association, known as “The Children of the Great Iran,” were arrested in Tehran by the officials of the Ministry of Information and transferred to Evin Prison Division 209. The interrogators subjected them to beatings and mistreatment.