Report on the Latest Situation of Workers’ Rights Advocate Mohammad Davari in Adelabad Prison, Shiraz

Mohammad Davari

Mohammad Davari, a workers’ rights advocate is serving his sentence in Adelabad Prison, Shiraz. In a violation of prisoners’ rights, he has recently been denied access to phone calls to his family starting from Sunday, June 16.

A source close to Davari’s family confirmed this news to HRANA, saying: “Mr. Davari was transferred from solitary confinement to the judicial suite of Adelabad Prison, Shiraz today. At the same time, by the order of the prison supervising judge, he has been denied the ability to make phone calls to his family.”

Davari went on a hunger strike on June 8 in protest of his relocation to solitary confinement as a punitive measure.

Davari began serving his sentence on May 15 this year in Adelabad Prison, Shiraz.

Earlier in November of 2023, he was sentenced by Branch 1 of the Shiraz Revolutionary Court, presided over by Judge Seyed Mahmoud Sadati, to three years of imprisonment for the charge of “insulting the Supreme Leader of Iran”, a ban on leaving the country with passport cancellation, a ban on online activities, and mandatory residence in Bardsir, Kerman for two years. Additionally, for the charge of propaganda against the regime in favor of anti-regime groups, he was sentenced to one year and six months of imprisonment.

Under Article 134 of the Islamic Penal Code, the most severe punishment from multiple charges, which is three years of imprisonment, will be enforceable for him.

A source close to the Davari family told HRANA about the details of the court process: “The court did not cite any examples regarding the charge of “insulting the Supreme Leader of Iran” against the defendant. Furthermore, another part of his case concerning the charge of “disseminating falsehoods” is under review in the Shiraz Criminal Court.”

The hearing on Mohammad Davari’s charges was held in absentia on November 19, 2023, in this judicial body.

Mohammad Davari, aged around 30, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Azad University of Yasuj and is a Political Science undergraduate student at Golestan University of Shiraz. He has a history of arrest and conviction due to his activities.

 

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