Film Director Navid Mihandoost Begins Three-Year Term at Evin Prison

Writer and film director Navid (Reza) Mihandoost has commenced a three-year prison sentence in Evin Prison.

The Tehran Revolutionary Court previously handed down this three-year imprisonment due to charges of “actions against national security through involvement and collaboration with anti-regime groups aiming to overthrow the government.” Additionally, he was sentenced to an extra six months for “disseminating propaganda against the regime by inscribing protest slogans on city walls.”

On August 18, 2020, the appeal process affirmed this verdict. As per Article 134 of the Islamic Penal Code, the three-year prison term is now in effect.

In December 2019, Mihandoost was apprehended by the Ministry of Intelligence agents and confined to Ward 209 of Evin Prison. He was subsequently released on bail after two months, pending the conclusion of legal proceedings.

Aged around 51, Mihandoost hails from Nowshahr and boasts an accomplished career as a director for several TV series and cinema productions.