Lawyer Mohammad Seifzadeh’s One-Year Sentence Upheld on Appeal

The Tehran Court of Appeals has recently upheld the original one-year sentence against attorney Mohammad Seifzadeh. The case has been referred to the Evin Judgement Enforcement unit.

Initially, Branch 29 of the Tehran Revolutionary Court, presided over by Seyed Ali Mazloum, found the lawyer guilty of “propaganda against the regime and spreading falsehoods.”

Seifzadeh faces this legal action as a result of co-writing an open letter with a group of lawyers and human rights activists, expressing concern to the UN Secretary-General about the widespread crackdown on protests in 2022.

It’s worth noting that he has a history of previous arrests and convictions related to his activism.

Lawyer Mohammad Arman Sentenced to Imprisonment

The Court of Appeals of Markazi Province sentenced lawyer Mohammad Arman to 18 months in prison and paying a 15-million-toman fine.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, the Court of Appeals of Markazi Province upheld the eighteen-month sentence against the attorney at law Mohammad Arman.

Arman received this sentence for “spreading falsehood.” Also, an informed source said that Arman’s social media pages have been removed.

Lawyer Reza Hamzei Sentenced to One Year in Prison

Recently, the Qazvin Revolutionary Court sentenced lawyer Reza Hamzei to one year in prison and banned him from practicing law for two years.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, attorney at law Reza Hamzei was sentenced to one year in prison on the charge of “propaganda against the regime”.

His court session was held on November 11, 2022.

Since the outbreak of nationwide protests, about 18200 people, including journalists, lawyers, teachers, students and civil rights activists, have been arrested. For more details and statistics on the nationwide protest across Iran, read HRANA’s comprehensive report here.