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Mohammad Amin Agushi Sent to Furlough from Tabriz Prison

Posted on: 17th March, 2017
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Iraj Mohammadi

HRANA News Agency – Mohammad Amin Agushi was sent to furlough from Tabriz prison.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Mohammad Amin Agushi, was sent to a 5-day furlough from Tabriz prison, on February 5.

Previously this news agency had reported that central pardon commission in Tehran had rejected the request of Mr. Agushi. This rejection was while, West Azerbaijan’s Pardon Commission (military court of Uremia) had approved the request.

Mohammad Amin Agushi was arrested on September 23, 2007 on charge of espionage and cooperation with Iraqi Kurdistan. After 7 months and 20 days of interrogations in central prison of Uremia and in solitary confinement, in Ramazan base of the intelligent service, he was released after 8 months on a bail of 1500 million IRR by branch number 2 of military court of Uremia.

He was plead guilty in all charges by judge Hafez Ghafarri and judge Samimi in branch number 2 of military court of Uremia and transferred to central prison of Uremia. After 4 months and after 5 sessions he was sentenced to death by fire squad, by judge Hafiz Ghafari.

After appealing, his case was sent to the supreme court and processed in branch number 31 by judge Mohammad Salimi, and the death sentence was confirmed based on article 109 of the constitution.

In 2010 the retrial request was approved and the case was opened again and was processed in branch number 31, but this time the sentence was reduced to10 years prison in exile.

He was transferred to Zahedan prison in July 2012, and after one year and by the approval of prosecutor of military court, he was sent to furlough.

Iraj Mohammadi and Mohammad Amin Agushi were transferred to Tabriz prison from Zahedan, last March.