Civil Rights Advocate Alireza Ramezani Receives Imprisonment and Exile Sentence

Civil Rights Advocate Alireza Ramezani Receives Imprisonment and Exile Sentence

Alireza Ramezani, a civil rights activist residing in Qazvin, has been sentenced to one year, ten months, and 16 days by the Qazvin Revolutionary Court.

This verdict comprises a 15-month sentence for “insulting the supreme leader of Iran” and an additional seven months and 16 days for “propaganda against the regime.” Furthermore, he faces a two-year mandatory residence in Nikshahr, Sistan and Baluchestan Province, along with a two-year travel ban.

If the verdict is upheld on appeal, in accordance with Article 134 of the Islamic Penal Code, the harshest penalty of 15 months in prison for the first charge will be enforced.

On July 9, 2023, Alireza Ramezani was arrested by security forces in Tehran and subsequently transferred to Choobindar prison in Qazvin. He secured his release on bail from this facility on July 20, 2023.

Notably, in September 2022, Ramezani was detained by security forces in Qazvin and held at Choobindar Prison. He was granted bail on October 13, 2022. However, in May 2023, the Qazvin Revolutionary Court sentenced him to one year in prison and imposed a two-year exile in Borazjan, Bushehr Province, despite being granted amnesty in February 2022.

Alireza Ramezani, approximately 37 years old, is a father of one child and a former university lecturer passionately involved in civil rights advocacy.

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