A Poet Sentenced to Fine in Esfahan

Posted on: 7th August, 2016
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Mohammad Mahdavifar

HRANA News Agency – The Court of Appeal of Esfahan changed the 1 year and a half imprisonment sentence of Mohammad Mahdavifar, poet from Aran Bidgol and the poet of “Alphabet” to a fine.

According to the report of the Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), the Court of Appeal of Esfahan turned the 1 year and a half in prison sentence of Mohammad Mahdavifar to a fine.

According to the verdict which was notified to Mr. Mohammad Najafi, lawyer of Mr. Mahdavifar on July 25, 2016, branch 23 of Court of Appeal of Esfahan headed by Hamidreza Amani, reduced his sentence of one year and a half imprisonment to ten months imprisonment by changing the charge of “spreading lies” to “propaganda against the system” and turned out his sentence to thirty million IRR fine by “Subject to paragraph (B) of Article 3 of the Penal Code.”

It is worth mentioning, Mohammad Mahdavifar, poet from Aran Bidgol who had been tried in the 105th branch of the criminal justice of Kashan in December had been sentenced to a year and a half prison on charge of “spreading false news”.

According to the former report of HRANA, the Revolutionary Guards militias (Basij) in Kashan reported this poetry to the judicial and security forces.

He was charged of harrowing the public opinion, propaganda against the regime and insulting authorities like Jannati and Khalkhali.

Mohammad Mahdavifar who is currently self-employed, has been a volunteer Basij militia and served as explosion engineer and frogman in the front at the time of the 8 years of war between Iran and Iraq.

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