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Saeid Shirzad’s Appeal Court Held in Tehran

Posted on: 17th August, 2017
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HRANA News Agency – The appeal court session for Saeid Shirzad, prisoner in Ward 12 of Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj was held by Branch 54 of Tehran Appeals Court.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), the appeal court session for Saeid Shirzad was held by Branch 54 of the Tehran Appeals Court, settled in the Revolutionary Court, on April 15, 2017.

Mr. Shirzad has been held in detention since about 3 years ago, and his primary court was held about a year and a half ago.

Previously, once this prisoner’s appeals court session which was on February 15, was postponed because his lawyer had not been notified so he did not attend the court, therefor Mr. Shirzad refused to appear before the court.

Saeid Sherzad was arrested in June 2014 in his office at Tabriz Refinery and was taken to Evin Prison and then because of complaining about the prison’s condition, and although his trial had not been held and he was in detention, he was exiled to Rajai Shahr prison.

He was for more than 2 months in solitary confinement in Ward 209 of Evin Prison, without having contact with his family and his lawyer.

This political activist’s trial court, after 15 months of his detention, was held in Branch 15 of Tehran Revolutionary Court, presided by Judge Salvati and the presence of his lawyer, Amir Salar Davoodi, on September 11, 2015. He was eventually charged with “gathering and colluding with intention to act against the national security” and was sentenced to 5 years imprisonment, and the verdict was communicated to his lawyer, on Wednesday, September 15, 2015.

It should be noted that Saeed Shirzad, a political prisoner, privously had been arrested on 21st August 2012, when he had gone to Ahar, in East Azerbaijan to aid the people after the earthquake, and was released on the bail after spending 19 days in detention.

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