Shokoufeh Azar Masouleh and Puria Ibrahimi Sentenced to Imprisonment and Lashes

HRANA News Agency – The verdict of Shokoufeh Azar Masouleh and Puria Ibrahimi, two civil society and social activists was issued in branch 26 of the revolutionary court headed by Judge Ahmadzadeh on March 12.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Puria Ibrahimi has been acquitted of the charges of organizing the assassination of Judge Salvati and was sentenced to two years in prison and five years of suspended imprisonment and 30 lashes on chareges of “propaganda against the Islamic Republic in favor of so-called human rights organizations and groups” and “disturbing public order by participating in illegal gatherings”.

Shokoufeh Azar also was sentenced to one year in prison and five years suspended imprisonment on charges of “propaganda against the system” and “gathering and colluding with the intention to disrupt the national security”.

Puria Ibrahimi and Shokoufeh Azar Masouleh were arrested in June and transferrred to Evin prison. Mr. Ibrahimi was released on the bail of 70 million Tomans on February 8, from ward number 8 of Evin prison.

A hearing had been already held for him on June 17th, during which he was charged with propaganda against the regime, collusion and acts against the national security and organizing the assassination of Judge Salvati in branch number 6 of Evin court.

Communication with the families of prisoners and activities with human rights media were a part of the evidences that the charges were based on.

He was transferred to ward number 8 after nearly 20 days in solitary confinement and interrogation in ward number 209 of Evin.

On June 8th, Shokoufeh Azar, pseudonym Parisa Azadi, master student of International Business Administration, was arrested by the Ministry of Intelligence and transferred to Ward 209 of Evin Prison.

After enduring 2 weeks of interrogations at Ward 209 of Evin Prison, she was transferred to Women’s Ward of Evin Prison. Her charges were disclosed to her on August 15, 2015 at branch number 6 of the Mogaddasi Court.

Her charges are “propaganda against the regime” and “gathering and collusion with intention of disruption the national security”. One of Ms. Azar’s Charges is participating in protests which was against “Acid Attacks” in Iran.

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