Mehran Farhadi Facing New Charges in Prison

Judicial authorities have opened a new legal case against Mehran Farhadi who is currently serving his sentence in Adel-Abad Prison in Shiraz.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, political prisoner Mehran Farhadi is facing faced new charges.

On July 16, 2022, Farhadi will face indictment for the charges of “insulting the authorities” and “spreading falsehood on the Internet”. 

On September 27, 2020, Farhadi was arrested at his house in Tehran. He was held at a detention facility in Tehran for three months and later transferred to a notorious detention facility known as House No 100, in Shiraz. On March 3, 2021, Farhadiwas sent to Nezam Prison in Shiraz and on June 26, 2022, transferred to Adel-Abad Prison.

On May 2, 2021, the Shiraz Revolutionary Court sentenced Farhadi to three years and ten months in prison on the charges of “acting against national security through membership in anti-regime groups”, “offensive statements against the Supreme Leader”, and propaganda against the regime”. Based on Article 134 of the Islamic Penal Code, two years and two months for one charge are enforceable.