Shahab Bayat Sentenced to Six Months in Prison

Shahab Bayat, a former political prisoner and a student at the Islamic Azad University of Hamadan, has been handed a six-month prison sentence by the Hamedan Revolutionary Court.

Presided over by Judge Esmaeili, the court found Bayat guilty of “propaganda against the regime,” with specific reference to his social media posts as evidence.

On May 24, 2023, Bayat was summoned before the Public and Revolutionary Court and subsequently released on bail, amounting to 300 million tomans (approximately 6,000 dollars).

It is worth noting that Bayat had previously received a three-month sentence, alongside a two-year and nine-month suspended prison term, in connection with his involvement in the 2022 nationwide protests. He was released later in the same year from Hamedan Prison.