Morad Behroozi Convicted for Criticizing Supreme Leader

Recently, Branch 2 of the Revolutionary Court of Qazvin sentenced Mohammad-Reza Morad Behroozi to one year in prison. Moreover, his wife, Soori Babai Chegini was summoned to Branch 2 of the Public and Revolutionary Court in Mohammadiyeh County of Qazvin Province.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, in a trial in absentia, Branch 2 of the Revolutionary Court of Qazvin, headed by Judge Esmail Amini, sentenced Behroozi to one year in prison on the charge of “offensive statements against the Supreme Leader of Iran.” Additionally, Branch 102 of the Criminal Court of Mohammadiyeh ordered Behroozi to pay a fine in the amount of 10 million tomans.

Beroozi’s wife, Soori Babai Chegini has also been accused of “propaganda against the regime”.

Behroozi was arrested on August 21, 2021, at his house following posting a video on social media in which he criticized the Supreme Leader for banning the foreign Covid-19 vaccines.

Behroozi is a resident of Qazvin and the father of three children. 

Bahareh Rashidnejad was sentenced to two years imprisonment

On February 25, 2020, Bahareh Rashidnejad was sentenced to two years suspended imprisonment by Tehran’s Revolutionary Court for the charge of “insulting the Supreme Leader”.

She was arrested last week after she was summoned to Branch 28 of Tehran’s Revolutionary Court and then she was transferred to Qarchak Prison in Varamin. Her trial was on February 24, 2020, presided by Judge Moghiseh. Her accusation is based on the viral video in which someone is criticizing the Supreme Leader.  The face of this person is not visible but is alleged to Ms. Rashidnejad. She received her sentenced a few hours before her release from Qarchak Prison.