Azerbaijani-Turk Activist Abbas Lisani’s Exile Term Extended

The Ardabil Court of Appeals has extended the mandatory residence period in Yazd for Azerbaijani-Turk activist Abbas Lisani (Lesani) by one-third.

Branch 1 of the Ardabil Court of Appeals made this decision due to allegations that Lisani had violated the terms of his exile.

In a previous retrial, Branch 1 of Iran’s Supreme Court had sentenced Lisani to eight years in prison and two years of exile in Yazd County. This sentence was based on charges of “creating and leading groups with the intent of undermining national security.” However, he was acquitted of the charge of “acting against national security,” for which he had initially received a five-year prison sentence.

Lisani was placed in exile after his release from Ardabil prison on February 21, 2023.

Lisani has a long history of arrests and convictions stemming from his peaceful activism.

Abbas Lisani Put on Trial in Meshgin Shahr

HRANA News Agency – The court hearing of Abbas Lisani, Turk (Azeri) activist from Ardabil and former political prisoner, was held in Branch one of the Revolutionary Court in Meshgin Shahr after changing the location of public and revolutionary courts. Mr. Lisani gave his defense in Turkish, which was accepted, unlike the previous sessions.
According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), the last trial of Abbas Lisani was held in Branch one of the Revolutionary Court of Meshgin Shahr on March 7, 2017. Continue reading “Abbas Lisani Put on Trial in Meshgin Shahr”

Appeals Court Upheld Sentences of 5 Civil Rights Activists

HRANA News Agency – The sentences of five Turk (Azeri) activists who had protested at the television program “Fitileh” has been confirmed by the appeals court of Ardabil province. According to the sentence each of the defendants should serve 91 days in prison.
According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), judge Yosef Khodadadi of Branch 1 of the Revolutionary Court in Ardebil had sentenced five of these activists on the charge of “participation in the illegal gathering and collusion to disrupt the national security against” to three months and one day. The ruling was upheld by second branch of appeals court in Ardebil province headed by Anwar Eskandarzadeh. Continue reading “Appeals Court Upheld Sentences of 5 Civil Rights Activists”