Majid Khademi Sentenced to over Ten Years and Additional Punishments

The Mahshahr Revolutionary Court sentenced Majid Khademi, a resident of Behbahan, to ten years and one month and additional punishments. If the verdict is upheld on appeal, based on Article 134 of the Islamic Penal Code, six years and three months for one count will be enforceable to him.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, Majid Khademi, age 31, was sentenced to over ten years in prison.

Khademi was given by the Mahshahr Revolutionary Court, presided by Judge Mehran Mehman-Navaz, six years and three months for “assembly and collusion against national security,” one year and four months for “propaganda against the regime,” and two years and six months for “membership in anti-regime groups.”

Additionally, Khademi was sentenced to two years of exile in Taft County, Yazd Province, a ban from membership in civil or political groups and mandatory participation in orientation classes.

If the verdict is upheld on appeal, applying Article 134 of the Islamic Penal Code, six years and three months for the “assembly and collusion” charge will be enforceable.

Moreover, Khademi faces other charges for the second part of his legal case, which has been delivered to Behbahan Criminal Court.

On January 18, 2020, IRGC Intelligence arrested Khademi and Mehran Gharebaghi and transferred them to a detention facility in Behbahan City. After one month of interrogation, they were relocated to Behbahan Prison.

They were later indicted for “propaganda against the regime, participating in the destruction of public property, producing non-military explosive materials, membership in one of the anti-regime parties (The People’s Mujahedin Organization of Iran) and spreading corruption on earth.”

On June 15, 2021, Khademi was released on a 2.5 billion-toman bail until the end of legal proceedings.