Ezzatollah Jafari Began Serving His Term in Kerman Prison

HRANA News Agency – Ezzatollah Jafari, political activist from Khuzestan, went to Kerman Prison to serve the one-year sentence in exile. Mr. Jafari is one of the defendants in the case known as “Mother’s Library” in Andimeshk.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Ezzatollah Jafari showed up in Kerman Prison to serve his one-year sentence in exile on August 31.

The charges against Mr. Jafari included propaganda against the system through financial support from “Mother’s Library” in Andimeshk and participating in meetings in this library.

Ezzatollah Jafari is one of the defendants in the case known as “Mother’s Library” in Andimeshk, and the Revolutionary Court of Dezful has already sentenced eight people including two women’s rights activists and six civil and political activists including Mr. Jafari to prison and imprisonment in exile on the charge of “Propaganda against the Islamic Republic of Iran”.

The eight people had been arrested in connection with the activities of the “Mother’s Library” in Andimeshk in 2015 but were released on the bail after several months of imprisonment.

Mr. Jafari was kept 17 days in the solitary confinement of the Revolutionary Guard Corps before the bail was issued and was held at Ward 8 of Karoon Prison for some time.

The hearing of activists was held headed by Mr. Mousavi on May 14, 2017, and their ruling was announced on Wednesday, May 24, 2017.

According to the report, Ali Mohammad Jahangiri, the civil activist who had a history of imprisonment in the 80s, was sentenced to four years in prison in Yazd. Shapur Rashno, the national religious activist, has been sentenced to one year in prison in Shiraz and Ezzatollah Jafari, civil activist to one year in prison in Kerman.

Other people involved in this case are Ashraf Rahim Khani and Zainab Keshiari, a women’s rights activist and director of the mother’s library, who are sentenced to one year in prison and three months of imprisonment which can be converted to fine.

According to the report, Ali Nejati, member of the board of directors of the Neishekar Haft Tape workers syndicate, has also been sentenced to six months in prison.

Mr. Jafari was one of the defendants in the case who refused to appeal the court’s initial verdict due to the ineffectiveness of appeals court.

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