Mahmood Mehrabi Arraigned on Charge of “Spreading Corruption on Earth”

Mahmood Mehrabi, who is presently held in detention at Dastgerd Prison in Isfahan, has been officially indicted on charges of “spreading corruption on earth” by the Mobarakeh Public and Revolutionary Courthouse.

Mehrabi faces a multitude of allegations, including “spreading corruption on earth through the dissemination of false information, propagating anti-regime content on the Internet, inciting military and police personnel to abandon their duties, and encouraging acts of aggression, as well as insulting both the former and current Supreme Leader of Iran.”

On February 1, 2023, security forces apprehended Mehrabi in Isfahan. Although he was temporarily released on bail on March 16, 2023, he was re-arrested shortly thereafter at his residence, reportedly in connection with his social media posts that voiced dissent.

It is noteworthy that Mehrabi has a history of prior arrests and convictions stemming from his activism.


Mojgan Kavousi Sentenced to Five Years and Five Months in Prison

The Sari Revolutionary Court sentenced former political prisoner Mojgan Kavousi to five years and five months in prison. Kavousi was arrested over recent protests.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, Mojgan Kavousi was sentenced to 39 months for “assembly and collusion,” 18 months for “insulting the Supreme Leader of Iran,” and 8 months for “propaganda against the regime.” She was acquitted of the charge of “spreading corruption on earth.”

If the verdict is upheld on appeal, applying article 134 of the Islamic Penal Code, 39 months for “assembly and collusion” as the severest punishment will be enforceable.

On September 22, 2022, security forces arrested Kavousi at her home in Noshahr and transferred her to Tonekabon Prison on October 27 after completing interrogation. On December 16, 2022, she was relocated to Qaem Shahr Prison.

Kavousi faced other arrests and convictions on prior occasions.

Iran Protests: Three Protestors Sentenced to Death

Judiciary Media Center announced that three individuals arrested during recent protests have been sentenced to death by the Tehran Revolutionary Court on the charges of “enmity against God” and “spreading corruption on earth.”

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting ISNA, three protestors arrested in Tehran were sentenced to death.

According to these verdicts, these individuals have been convicted allegedly for “closing the roads, creating terror and damaging public property.”

The judicial authorities also claimed that one of these individuals ran over a police/security agent in a car leading to his death.