Siamak Mirzaei’s Trial Held in Baharestan Revolutionary Court

Posted on: 12th February, 2017
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HRANA News Agency – After five months of detention and uncertainty, Siamak Mirzaei was tried.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), the court hearing to consider the charges against Siamak Mirzaei, Azerbaijani activist, was held by Judge Hasani, head of the Revolutionary Court of Baharestan on Monday, December 26.

During this hearing, which lasted two hours, Mr. Jafar Afsharnia, Siamak Mirzaei’s lawyer, submitted a statement to the court to defend his client.

According to the case and rejected accusations in the process of investigation and interrogation, by Mr. Mirzaei, one of the clauses in the submitted statement was request of reconsidering the issued bail for his temporary release.

Establishing and managing an association with the intention of disrupting the national security is the final charge of the case. A charge that has caused a bail of one billion IRR to be issued for his temporary release. This heavy bail, according to Rajabi, the investigator of the case, was not commensurate with the case, and was issued because of the pressure by the security experts of ward 209 of Evin Prison.

Siamak Mirzaei was taken to ward 209 of Evin prison in Tehran after being arrested on June 24, in Parsabad in Moghan, and after four months of heavy interrogation, he was transferred to the general ward of Evin prison.

Siamak Mirzaei had been one of the banned students from studying in the master’s degree in 2010, he was previously sentenced to five years imprisonment.