Abdul-Reza Ghanbari Released from Rajai Shahr Prison

HRANA News Agency – Abdul-Reza Ghanbari, imprisoned teacher who had been initially sentenced to death and later his sentence had been reduced to 15 years of imprisonment, and eventually to 10 years of imprisonment, was released from Rajai Shahr Prison on March 16, 2016 with the abolishment of article 186.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), by abolishment of article 186 (enacted in 1996) of Islamic panel code in relation to the definition of “Moharebeh” (waging war against god) which has been changed in the new Islamic Panel code enacted in 2013; Mr. Ghanbari’s activism is not considered as “Moharebeh” in the new Islamic penal code article 279 because his activism was not armed, and by application of section B of article 10 of the new Islamic penal code he was retried, and he has been released on March 16, 2016 from Rajai Shahr Prison where he was serving his sentence. Continue reading “Abdul-Reza Ghanbari Released from Rajai Shahr Prison”