Khosro Sadeghi Borujeni, a sociology graduate, was sentenced to eight years imprisonment by the Revolutionary Court of Tehran. Based on the Article 134 of Iran’s Islamic Penal Code, the charge with the highest penalty will be considered; this means that Mr. Borujeni should serve five years in prison for the charge of “assembly and collusion with an intention to commit a crime against national security”.
Khosro Sadeghi Borujeni was arrested and interrogated after being summoned to the Branch 2 of Evin’s prosecutor’s office on May 8, 2019. His arrest warrant was later changed to 300 million Tomans bail [approx. $30,000]. He was temporarily released from Evin Prison on a 300 million Tomans bail[approx. $30,000].
His trial was on July 28, 2019. According to the verdict ordered by the Branch 28 of the Revolutionary Court of Tehran presided by judge Mohammad Moghiseh, Mr. Borujeni was sentenced to 5 years imprisonment for the charge of “ assembly and collusion with an intention to commit crime against the national security”, to one-year imprisonment for the charge of “propaganda against the state”, and to two years imprisonment for the charge of “insulting the founder of the Islamic Republic”; a total of eight years imprisonment.
Mr. Borujeni has been conducting research on neoliberalism and the political economy of Iran and has written several articles on these subjects in recent years. His essays “Critique of Neoliberalism” was published by H&S Media Publishing Company in the UK. His other book “Globalization and Inequality” was published by Porsesh Publishing Company back in 2011.