Political Prisoner Kazem Alinejad Sentenced to Five Years in Prison

Branch 36 of the Appellate Court of Tehran sentenced Kazem Alinejad to five years in prison. He is currently held in Evin Prison, where he is being denied access to adequate medical care despite his poor health.

Alinejad received this sentence for charges of “assembly and collusion against national security.” He has been acquitted of charges of “blasphemy” and “propaganda against the regime.”

A source close to Alinejad’s family told HRANA that Alinejad suffers from several health issues, including heart disease, high blood pressure, kidney failure, and diabetes. Despite this, he has been denied proper medical care in an external hospital.

In early January 2024, Alinejad was sentenced to eleven years in prison in a legal case alongside ten other political defendants. The sentence was handed down by Branch 26 of the Revolutionary Court of Tehran, presided over by Judge Iman Afshari. It included five years for blasphemy, five years for “assembly and collusion against national security,” and one year for “propaganda against the regime.” Additional punishments included a ban on residing in Tehran and neighboring provinces for two years, a two-year ban on membership in political or civil groups, and the confiscation of his cell phone.

Kazem Alinejad Baraloo has a history of previous arrests and convictions related to his activism.