Three Individuals Arrested in Aban Protests Sentenced to Five Years Each

The Revolutionary Court of Tehran has sentenced Amir-Hossein Moradi, Saeed Tamjidi, and Mohammad Rajabi to five years in prison in a retrial and after the revocation of their death sentence. These individuals were arrested during nationwide protests in 2019.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, Amir-Hossein Moradi, Saeed Tamjidi, and Mohammad Rajabi were each sentenced to five years in prison.

On June 24, 2020, the Supreme Court of Iran announced that these individuals received the death sentence and a total of 38 years in prison and 222 lashes. This verdict sparked an international outcry when the hashtag #DontExecute began trending and then-US President Donald Trump and human rights organizations condemned it.

In November of 2019, an increase in fuel prices sparked a wave of protests in dozens of cities across the country. The spokesperson of the Parliamentary National Security and Foreign Policy Commission, Seyed Hossein Taghavi, announced that 7000 people were arrested during these protests. According to reports from human rights organizations, hundreds were killed by the security apparatus.