Appellate Court Upholds Mohsen Kheirkhah’s Three-Year Sentence

The Appellate Court of Khuzestan Province has upheld a three-year sentence against Mohsen Kheirkhah, a resident of Mahshahr.

On July 22, 2023, the Mahshahr Revolutionary Court handed down a one-year sentence for “propaganda against the regime” and an additional two years for “insulting the Supreme Court of Iran.”

In accordance with Article 134 of the Islamic Penal Code, which stipulates that the most severe punishment must be enforced in cases involving multiple charges, Kheirkhah is set to spend two years in prison.

Kheirkhah’s arrest took place during the September-October 2022 nationwide protests, and he was initially released from Behbahan Prison after a period of detainment by security forces. Following his release, he faced an additional eight-month prison sentence for “propaganda against the regime.” However, he was granted amnesty under the “pardon and commutation” directive.

Mohsen Kheirkhah Sentenced to Three Years in Mahshahr Court

Mohsen Kheirkhah has been sentenced to three years by the Mahshahr Revolutionary Court.

The verdict, issued on July 22, 2023, includes one year for “propaganda against the regime” and two years for “insulting the Supreme Court of Iran.”

Should the verdict be upheld on appeal, Article 134 of the Islamic Penal Code will enforce a two-year sentence.

The court session took place on July 5, 2023.

Kheirkhah’s arrest occurred during the nationwide protests of 2022 in Mahshahr, and he was later released from Behbahan Prison.

It’s important to note that last year, the Mahshahr Revolutionary Court found him guilty of “propaganda against the regime,” but he was subsequently granted amnesty under the “pardon and commutation” directive.