Samad Pourshah Sentenced to Six Months in Yasuj

Samad Pourshah, a detainee from the 2022 nationwide protests, has been handed a six-month prison term by Judge Ghahremani of Branch 1, Revolutionary Court of Yasuj.

On February 14, the court issued the verdict, convicting Pourshah on charges of “propaganda against the regime” and “insulting the Supreme Leader of Iran.” Additionally, the following day, a separate legal case was addressed by the Yasuj criminal court, involving charges such as “insulting the prophet of Islam, insulting the Supreme Leader, blasphemy, propaganda against the regime, disseminating false information, and disturbing public opinions” against Pourshah.
It is important to highlight that charges such as insulting the Prophet of Islam may lead to severe punishment, even the death penalty, under Iran’s legal system.

Pourshah’s arrest by security forces in Yasuj dates back to September 16, 2023, coinciding with the first anniversary of Mahsa Amini’s tragic death.

Arrests of Twelve Individuals in Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province

On the first anniversary of Mahsa Amini’s tragic passing on September 16, security forces apprehended twelve individuals in various cities across Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province, subsequently transferring them to undisclosed locations.

The detained individuals include Mostafa Mohammad-Hosseini, Benyamin Afra, Alireza Foroohar, Samad Pourshah, Sam Bijan-Nejad, Reza Moradi-Nejad, Amir Nategh (arrested in Yasuj), Farzaneh Moeini, Mohammad Moeini, Farhad Charamin, Dariush Parisaie (arrested in Dehdasht),  and Davoud Haddadi (arrested in Bahmai).

The current whereabouts of these individuals and the specific charges against them remain unknown. Notably, Benyamin Afra and Dariush Parisaie have previously encountered arrests and legal confrontations due to their activism during the nationwide protests in 2022.

It is essential to highlight that on the anniversary of Mahsa Amini’s tragic death while in detention, scattered protests unfolded in several cities across the country. Explore HRANA’s report on the events of this day.