Iran Protests: Behrooz Izadi Rad Sentenced to Imprisonment

The Revolutionary Court sentenced Behrooz Izadi Rad, arrested amid nationwide protests, to four years and one month in prison. After pleading no contest, his sentence was reduced to two years and ten months.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, Behrooz Izadi Rad was sentenced to imprisonment.

According to this verdict issued by the Revolutionary Court of Aliabad-e Katul, Golestan Province, Izadi Rad received four years and one month. Since he pleaded no contest, his sentence was reduced to nine months for “propaganda against the regime” and 25 months for “inciting people to unrest,” in total, two years and ten months, detention period included.

On December 19, 2022, Izadi Rad was summoned to the court to defend himself against the accusations.

In September 2022, security forces arrested Izadi Rad in Golestan Prison and, after a while, jailed him in Amirabad Prison in Gorgan.

About Iran Nationwide Protests 2022

The arrest of Mahsa Amini by Tehran Morality Police for her alleged improper hejab and her suspicious death on September 16 sparked protests sweeping across Iran. During these protests, at least about 19760 people, including journalists, artists, lawyers, teachers, students and civil rights activists, were arrested.