Civil Rights Advocate Yashar Tabrizi Receives One-Year Sentence

Yashar Tabrizi (Akbar Gholizadeh), a civil rights advocate and former political prisoner, has been handed a one-year prison sentence by the Shahriar Revolutionary Court.

The presiding judge, Barjesteh, relayed to Tabrizi’s legal counsel that his client had been sentenced to a year behind bars for charges related to “propaganda against the regime.” A reliable source indicates that Tabrizi is awaiting an additional verdict from the Shahriar Criminal Court on the allegation of “spreading falsehood.”

Following his arrest in Tehran on June 10, 2023, Tabrizi was transported to Ward 209 of Evin Prison. He secured his release from Evin Prison on bail after a 14-day period, pending the conclusion of legal procedures.

This civil rights advocate has faced previous detentions and convictions due to his activism.

 

Civil Rights Activist Yashar Tabrizi Arrested in Tehran

On June 10, 2023, Yashar Tabrizi, a civil rights activist and former political prisoner, was apprehended by security forces in Tehran and subsequently taken to an undisclosed location.

According to a reliable source who spoke with HRANA, Tabrizi’s residence in Shahriar was raided by six intelligence agents. During the operation, they conducted a search and seized various belongings belonging to Tabrizi and his family.

As of now, the specific reasons behind Tabrizi’s arrest and the allegations against him have not been made public.

It is worth noting that Yashar Tabrizi, also known as Akbar Gholizadeh, has a history of previous arrests and convictions stemming from his activism.

Civil Activist Yashar Tabrizi Arrested By Security Forces in Tehran

On January 8, civil activist Yashar Tabrizi was arrested by security police agents and transferred to Robat-Karim Detention Center. Earlier on that day, he had published a post on social media from his visit to the Ukraine plane crash site in memorial of the victims.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, Tabrizi has faced other arrests by security forces. On April 7, 2021, he was arrested for one day in Isfahan along with some victims’ families of the crashed Ukrainian plane as well as other civil activists.

An informed source told HRANA that, “at 7 A.M., Mr Tabrizi called his family and told them that he was detained in the detention centre in Robat-Karim. He was arrested by the order of the prosecutor and would be released after a few hours. At 11 a.m., his wife went to Robat-Karim Detention Center and they confirmed that he was there”.

On 8 January 2020, Ukrainian International Airlines Flight 752 was shot down by IRGC’s missile shortly after takeoff from Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport. After a few days of covering up the cause of this incident, the regime admitted that the plane was hit by a missile shot from an anti-missile defense base. Since then, the victims’ families have been demanding the trial of perpetrators of this incident.