Saeid Shirzad Sentenced To 5 Years In Prison

HRANA News Agency – Saeid Shirzad, civil activist detained in Rajai Shahr prison has been sentenced to 5 years imprisonment by a lower court.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Saeid Shirzad, civil activist, who was tried at Branch 15 of Tehran Revolutionary Court on 11th September, has been sentenced to 5 years imprisonment in the incipient court.

An informed source said in an interview with HRANA’s reporter that, this children’s rights activist was acquitted of charges of disturbing public order but for the other charge, gathering and collusion against the national security, he has been sentenced to 5 years imprisonment.

It was announced earlier that in the morning of the day of trial, this children’s rights activist was called from Rajai Shahr prison to participate in the court session without a prior notice.

This civil rights activist who is in his 15th months of imprisonment, had previously left the court session that was held in April, as a protest to not receiving a prior notice, absence of his lawyer and prevention from studying the case by his lawyer.

This activist had leaf court session two times, as the protest to previously mentioned issues and also usage of handcuffs and shackles during the transfer.

Saeid Shirzad was arrested in his workplace, Tabriz refinery on June 2, 2014, and was first transferred to Evin prison, and after that he was exiled to Rajaei Shahr prison without any trial.

This children’s rights activist, a part of whose charges is helping children of political prisoners with their studies, was arrested for the first time on August 21, 2012, when he went to Ahar for helping people after the earthquake of East Azerbaijan. He was released on the bail after 19 days.

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