Sahand Nour-Mohammadzadeh Commences Exile Sentence in Kahnuj Prison

Sahand Nour-Mohammadzadeh Commences Exile Sentence in Kahnuj Prison

Sahand Nour-Mohammadzadeh, arrested during the nationwide protests of 2022, was dispatched to Kahnuj in Kerman province on August 9th to initiate his prison term.

Initially condemned by the Tehran Revolutionary Court, he was sentenced to six years in prison, accompanied by a ten-year exile in Kahnuj. This ruling gained affirmation from the Supreme Court.

The father of the detainee, Ja’far Nour-Mohammadzadeh, revealed that his son was relocated to Kahnuj Prison on Wednesday, commencing the enforcement of his decade-long exile.

Hamed Ahmadi, Nour-Mohammadzadeh’s lawyer, recently confirmed that he has formally petitioned for a retrial, submitting the request to the Supreme Court. Ahmadi further highlighted that Nour-Mohammadzadeh has been burdened with charges exceeding five million tomans to cover travel expenses.

Nour-Mohammadzadeh was initially sentenced to death, but the Supreme Court overturned this decision and sent the case to Branch 26 for review. Subsequently, he was re-sentenced to a decade of exile for charges of “enmity against God (Moharebeh),” five years of imprisonment for “assembly and collusion against national security,” and an additional year behind bars for “disturbing public order.”

About the 2022 Nationwide Protests

The arrest of Mahsa Amini by Tehran Morality Police for her improper hejab and her suspicious death on September 16 sparked protests sweeping across Iran. During the nationwide protests, about 19600 people, including journalists, artists, lawyers, teachers, students, and civil rights activists, were arrested.


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