Arash Sadeghi Sentenced to Five Years and Eight Months in Prison

The Tehran Revolutionary Court sentenced former political prisoner Arash Sadeghi to five years and eight months in prison. Sadeghi was arrested amid nationwide protests.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, Arash Sadeghi was sentenced to five years and eight months imprisonment.

Sadeghi’s lawyer, Ramin Safarnia, announced: “My client was sentenced to five years for ‘assembly and collusion against national security,’ and eight months for ‘propaganda against the regime.’ He was also banned from leaving the country, travelling to Tehran and the Northern provinces for two years. He was also prohibited from membership in social/political parties and groups for two years, and the seizure of some of his belongings.”

On October 12, 2022, security forces arrested Sadeghi and detained him in Ward 209 of Evin Prison. On January 21, 2023, he was released on bail.

Sadeghi faced other arrests and convictions on prior occasions.

Three Teacher Union Activists Sentenced to a Total of 15 Years in Prison

The Tehran Revolutionary Court sentenced Rasoul Bodaghi, Jafar Ebrahimi and Mohammad Habibi to a total of 15 years and one-month imprisonment as well as additional punishments.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, three teacher union activists Rasoul Bodaghi, Jafar Ebrahimi and Mohammad Habibi were sentenced to over 15 years in prison.

Attorney Ramin Safarnia wrote on social media, “Bodaghi was sentenced to four years and six months on the charge of ‘assembly and collusion’ and one year on the charge of ‘propaganda against the regime’. For Jafar Ebrahimi, the sentences for the exact charges are four years and one year, respectively. Mohammad Habibi received three years and seven months on the first charge and one year on the charge.”

Moreover, all three defendants were banned from leaving the country and membership in civil and political groups.

 

Ahmadreza Haeri Sentenced to Four Years

The Revolutionary Court of Tehran sentenced former political prisoner Ahmadreza Haeri to four years and four months in prison.

Ramin Safarnia, Haeri’s lawyer, wrote on social media that Branch 26 of the Revolutionary Court notified him of Haeri’s verdict. Haeri has been sentenced to three years and eight months on the charge of “assembly and collusion against national security”, and eight months on the charge of “propaganda against the regime”.

If the verdict is upheld on appeal, based on Article 134 of the Islamic Penal Code, three years and eight months for the first charge will be enforceable.

On June 27, 2022, security forces arrested Haeri in Tehran. In early August, he was released on a bail amount of one billion tomans. During the whole period of detention, he had been denied access to a lawyer.