Mohsen Ghoreishi Imprisoned in Great Tehran Penitentiary

On April 19, Mohsen Ghoreishi, arrested amid the 2019–2020 Iranian protests, was imprisoned in Great Tehran Penitentiary to start serving his three-and-a-half-year sentence.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, Mohsen Ghoreishi was arrested in Shahriar County, Tehran province, and imprisoned in Great Tehran Penitentiary to start serving his sentence.

The Shahriar Revolutionary Court previously sentenced Ghoreishi to five years for “assembly and collusion against national security.” This verdict was reduced to three years and six months on appeal.

Security forces arrested Ghoreishi on November 20, 2019, amid the nationwide protests and released him after one month until the end of legal proceedings.

About 2019–2020 Iranian protests

In November 2019, an increase in fuel prices sparked a wave of protests in dozens of cities across the country. The spokesperson of the Parliamentary National Security and Foreign Policy Commission, Seyed Hossein Taghavi, announced that 7000 people were arrested during these protests. According to reports from human rights organizations, hundreds were killed by the security apparatus.