Iran Protests: Three Protestors Sentenced to 13 Years Imprisonment

Iran Protests: Three Protestors Sentenced in Zahedan

According to a report by Haal Vsh, the Zahedan Revolutionary Court has handed down sentences of 13 years in prison to Hossein Kashani Asl, Adel Gorgij, and Ali Ahmad Barechi.

The individuals were convicted of “enmity against God (Moharebeh),” for which they each received a 10-year sentence, along with an additional three months for “causing unrest.” Adel Gorgij’s sentence includes exile to Ardabil province, while the two others will serve their sentences in East Azerbaijan province.

Based on Article 134 of the Islamic Penal Code, ten years in prison will be enforceable to them.

These individuals were apprehended by security forces during nationwide protests in October 2022. They are currently incarcerated in Zahedan Prison.

Background on the 2022 Nationwide Protests

The arrest of Mahsa Amini by Tehran Morality Police for her improper hejab and her suspicious death on September 16 sparked protests sweeping across Iran. Protesters came to the streets with the central slogan “Women, Life, Freedom” in protest against the performance, laws and structure of the regime. During the nationwide protests, thousands of people, including journalists, artists, lawyers, teachers, students and civil rights activists, were arrested.


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