Eight Former Political Prisoner Acquitted of Charges

Eight Former Political Prisoner Acquitted of Charges

The Tehran Court of Appeals acquitted eight former political prisoners of the charges they faced in prison. These individuals include Alireza Farshi, Shapour Ehsanirad, Akbar Faraji, Shahab Soltanian, Esmail Gerami, Akbar Bagheri, Pouya Ghobadi Bistooni and Davoud Abdollahi.

According to this verdict issued on November 7, all defendants are acquitted of the charge of “fight and assault” and “disturbing prison order.” Initially, each had been sentenced to 11 months and 15 days in prison and 50 lashes.

In violation of the prison laws, these political prisoners were housed in the ward of prisoners of violent crimes in the Great Tehran Penitentiary. As a result, on October 8, 2021, a quarrel occurred between these political prisoners and their fellow inmates.

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