Taha Rasoulian Sentenced to Seven Years, Three Months in Prison

In a recent verdict issued by the Mahabad Revolutionary Court, Taha Rasoulian, a resident of Piranshahr, has been handed a sentence of seven years and three months, according to a report from Kurdpa.

This sentence encompasses three years for “membership in a political opposition party,” three years and seven months for “assembly and collusion against national security,” and an additional eight months for “spreading propaganda against the regime,” culminating in a total imprisonment period of seven years and three months.

Taha Rasoulian’s legal ordeal commenced with his arrest in Piranshahr on January 18, 2023, followed by his release on February 21, 2023.

In a separate legal case, in May 2023, Rasoulian faced a sentence from the Piranshahr Criminal Court, resulting in a fine and a punishment of 40 lashes, stemming from allegations of “disrupting public order and safety.”

Iran Protests: Six People Arrested in Piranshahr

On January 18, 2023, security forces arrested Taha Rasoulian, Ahmad Abdollahpour, Shahoo Abdollahpour, Sina Deshmir, Ghader Mohammadpour and Mohsen Ghaderi in Piranshahr and took them to an undisclosed location.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting Kurdpa, on January 18, 2023, six residents of a village in Piranshahr County, West Azerbaijan Province, were arrested.

The agents reportedly did not show any arrest warrant. The reason for their arrests, whereabouts and allegations are still unknown.