The Court of Appeal of Tehran sentenced Vida Rabbani to ten years and four months imprisonment and additional punishments.
According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, Vida Rabbani, journalist and a member of the Union of Islamic Iran People Party, was sentenced to ten years and four months in prison.
According to this verdict, she has been sentenced to five years in prison on the charge of “blasphemy”, four years for “assembly and collusion to act against national security”, eight months for “propaganda against the regime”, and eight months for “disrupting public order”. Based on article 134 of the Islamic Penal Code, five years for the first charge will be enforceable.
Rabbani has also been banned from practising journalism and engaging in political activities.
On November 22, 2020, Rabbani was arrested and transferred to Ward 209 of Evin Prison. She was released on bail later on December 20, 2020.
Recently, the Revolutionary Court of Dashtestan sentenced journalist and political activist Hossein Roointan to 20 years in prison and a fine. If the verdict is confirmed on appeal, 10 years of this sentence will be enforceable.
According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, journalist and political activist Hossein Roointan was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment
According to this verdict which was issued on March 15, 2022, Mr. Roointan has been sentenced to ten years in prison on the charges of “acting against national security” and one year for “propaganda against the regime”, 5 years for “blasphemy against the Imams and the prophet’s family”, two years for “offensive statements against the former and current Supreme Leader of Iran”, and 2 years for “spreading lies and disturbing public opinion.” Moreover, he has been fined in the amount of 15 million tomans.
In his trial, running an online advocacy campaign and inciting people for an illegal gathering were invoked as examples of these charges.
If the verdict is confirmed on appeal, ten years for the charge of “acting against national security” will be imposed.
On October 17, 2017, the Ministry of Intelligence’s agents arrested Mr. Roointanin Dashtestan. After one month, he was released on a bail amount of 200 million tomans.
Hossein Roointan, age 58, had previously faced other arrests and convictions due to his civil activities.
HRANA News Agency – The Cyber Police in Gilan Province has announced that an individual in the city of Rasht has been arrested for blasphemy posted on the Internet. Gilan’s Cyber Police Chief has also reminded all citizens that blasphemy is a crime for which there are severe penalties defined by the lawmakers.
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