Javad Lari, former political prisoner, was sentenced to six years in prison by the Branch 28 of the Revolutionary Court of Tehran on February 12, 2019 led by Judge Moghiseh. He was arrested on July 6, 2017 by security agents and was released on bail two month later from Even prison. For the charge of “Assembly and collusion against the national security”, he was sentenced to five years in prison; and for the charge of “propaganda against the state”, he was sentenced to one year in prison. According to the Article 134 of Iran’s Islamic Penal Code, he has to serve the charge with the highest penalty which is 5 years of imprisonment.
Lari was arrested earlier in September 2009 and was sentenced to death by the Branch 15 of the Revolutionary Court of Tehran led by Judge Salavati. His case was referred later to the Supreme Court and was returned to the Branch 26 of the Revolutionary Court of Tehran led by Judge PirAbbasi for further investigations. His death sentenced was reduced to two years imprisonment. Upon finishing his term, he was released in 2011. He was also imprisoned for 10 years in the 1980’s.