Researcher Mohammad Khani Imprisoned in Evin

On Wednesday, June 22, 2022, social researcher and translator Mohammad Khani was taken to Evin Prison in Tehran to serve a four-year sentence. Previously, the Revolutionary Court of Tehran had sentenced him to four years imprisonment and additional punishments. This verdict was upheld on appeal.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, social researcher and translator Mohammad Khani was taken to Evin Prison for sentencing.

On July 3, 2021, the Tehran Court of Appeal upheld the verdict against Khani. Earlier, he had been sentenced to three years and six months in person on the charge of “assembly and collusion against national security” and six months on the charge of “propaganda against the regime.”

Based on Article 134 of the Islamic Penal Code, three years and six months sentence, as the most severe of multiple charges, is enforceable.

As additional punishments, Khani was banned from civil and political activities for two years, six months of social work for children with mental disabilities, and confiscation of some of his personal belongings, including his research archive, for two years.

On October 1, 2020, IRGC Intelligence arrested Khani at his house and transferred him to Ward 2A of Evin prison. During the arrest, they searched his house and confiscated some of his personal belongings. On November 11, 2020, Khani was released on bail.

Mohammad Khani is a PhD student in Welfare and Social Policy at Allameh Tabataba’i University.