Prison Sentence Upheld on Appeal for Couple Facing Political Charges

Branch 36 of the Tehran Court of Appeal has affirmed a combined eight-year sentence for Asadollah Fakhimi and his wife Hoorieh (Hoori) Khanpour.

On February 7, the couple was officially informed of the verdict, which mandates four years for Fakhimi and two years for Khanpour on charges of “assembly and collusion against national security,” in addition to one year each for “propaganda against the regime.” This totals eight years of imprisonment for the couple.

The Ministry of Intelligence conducted a raid on their residence on July 11, 2023, seizing belongings during an extensive search. Subsequently, Fakhimi and Khanpour were summoned to Evin Courthouse to face legal proceedings.

After the second inquiry session at Evin Courthouse on November 5, 2023, the couple was released on bail amounting to one billion tomans, approximately 20,000 dollars.

Asadollah Fakhimi and Hoori Khanpour Receive Combined Eight-Year Prison Sentences

The Tehran Revolutionary Court has handed down a five-year prison sentence to Asadollah Fakhimi and three years to his wife Hoori Khanpour.

Seyed Ali Mazloum, presiding over Branch 29 of the Tehran Revolutionary Court, found the couple guilty of “propaganda against the regime” and “assembly and collusion against national security.”

The Ministry of Intelligence executed a raid on the couple’s residence on July 11, 2023, conducting a thorough search and seizing some of their belongings. Subsequently, Fakhimi and Khanpour were summoned to Evin Courthouse to face legal action.

Following the second inquiry session at Evin Courthouse on November 5, 2023, the couple was released on bail of one billion tomans.