HRANA, Human Rights Activists News Agency- Azerbaijani activist Ramin Alinia Tazeh Kand has been sentenced to six years in prison and social deprivation by the Tehran Revolutionary Court. He was arrested amid the nationwide protests of 2022.
Judge Salavati presided over the case and sentenced Alinia Tazeh Kand to five years in prison for “assembly and collusion against national security” and one year for “propaganda against the regime.” He has also been banned from political party and group memberships on social media, as well as leaving the country for two years.
Under Article 134 of the Islamic Penal Code, if the verdict is upheld on appeal, the five-year prison sentence for the first count will be enforceable.
Alinia Tazeh Kand was arrested by security forces on November 8, 2022, and was released on bail 22 days later from Ardabil Prison.
About the 2022 Nationwide Protests
The arrest of Mahsa Amini by Tehran Morality Police for her improper hejab and her suspicious death on September 16 sparked protests sweeping across Iran. During the nationwide protests, about 19600 people, including journalists, artists, lawyers, teachers, students and civil rights activists, were arrested.