Iran Protests: Ayoub Aghaliani Sentenced to Imprisonment and Flogging

The Oshnavieh Criminal Court sentenced Ayoub Aghaliani to ten and a half years and 70 lashes.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting Kurpda, Ayoub Aghaliani was sentenced to imprisonment and flogging.

Aghaliani received four years for “assembly and collusion against national security,” one year and 70 lashes for “breaching public order and peace,” one and a half years for “destruction of public property,” and four years for “participating in setting fire to public properties.” Applying Article 134 of the Islamic Penal Code, four years in prison for one charge is enforceable.

Additionally, last month, he received one year and five months from the Urmia Criminal Court for “destruction of public properties and breach of public order and peace.”

Aghaliani, age 22, was arrested by security forces on October 7, 2022, and jailed in Urmia Prison. During detention, he reportedly had family visitation only once and the court granted him a high bail of 1.3 billion Tomans.

About the 2022 Nationwide Protests

The arrest of Mahsa Amini by Tehran Morality Police for her improper hejab and her suspicious death on September 16 sparked protests sweeping across Iran. During the nationwide protests, about 19600 people, including journalists, artists, lawyers, teachers, students and civil rights activists, were arrested.