The Iranian Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence of Jamshid Sharmahd, an Iranian-German national, according to a press conference held by a Judiciary spokesperson. Sharmahd was initially sentenced to death by the Tehran Revolutionary Court for multiple charges including “spreading corruption on earth” and “directing terrorist actions,” presided over by Judge Salavati.
According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting Mizan, the judiciary’s news agency, Jamshid Sharmahd’s death sentence was confirmed by the Supreme Court of Iran.
Sharmahd’s daughter, Ghazaleh Sharmahd, previously expressed her ignorance of the legal proceedings and her father’s current location. She stated, “Sharmahd is being held in solitary confinement, where he was coerced into signing written statements during interrogation, and his lawyer was denied access to his files.”
Sharmahd was apprehended by the Iranian Intelligence Ministry on August 1, 2020, on the grounds of being one of the leaders of a monarchist opposition group known as Tondar.
In 2006, Sharmahd claimed that he has undertaken partly the leadership of the Kingdom Assembly of Iran (aka Tondar) after Frood Fooladvand, the founder of the Assembly, was abducted and disappeared in Turkey. However, the Association’s spokesperson, Rozita Manteghi, denied his leadership claims at the time.
Iranian-German national Sharmahd, age 67, was a resident of the United States before his arrest.