Iran Protests: Pouria Pour-Hemmati Sentenced to Three Years in Prison

Recently, the Tabriz Revolutionary Court sentenced Pouria Pour-Hemmati to three years and banned him from leaving the country for two years. He was previously arrested in Tabriz on September 20, 2022.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, Pouria Pour-Hemmati was sentenced to three years in prison on the charge of “assembly and collusion to commit crimes against national security.”

On September 20, 2022, Pour-Hemmati was arrested at protests by Basij Militia forces and IRGC intelligence agents. He was detained in one of IRGC’s detention facilities and, after six days, transferred to Tabriz Prison. On October 1, 2022, he was released on a 200-millions-toman bail.

Pour-Hemmati, age 37, is a mechanical engineer and resident of Tabriz.