Nowruz Rokhdad Receives Imprisonment on Political Charges

Nowruz Rokhdad, from Dehdasht, Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad province, has been sentenced to a total of 37 months and 18 days in prison, with 30 months and two days suspended for two years.

The sentencing, delivered by Judge Taheri-Nasab of the Revolutionary Court in Yasuj, includes 17 months and 16 days for “spreading propaganda against the regime,” and 15 months and one day each for “insulting the Supreme Leader of Iran” and “insulting the founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran.”

Additionally, two other charges against Rokhdad, “disseminating false information to disturb public opinion” and “publishing vulgar pictures on the Internet,” will be handled by the Criminal Court.

Rokhdad, approximately 34 years old, was initially arrested on December 18, 2023, during a courthouse appearance. He spent ten days in Deshdasht prison before being released on bond.

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.

Farshad Dastmardi Receives Three-Year Sentence on Political Charges

Farshad Dastmardi, one of the detainees during the 2022 nationwide protests, has been sentenced to three years, seven months, and 16 days by the Criminal Court in Dehdasht.

Presiding over the case, Judge Taheri issued a three-year prison term for “disturbing public opinion and acting against national security” and seven months plus 16 days for “propaganda against the regime.”

Reportedly, this verdict was handed down without a formal trial, as shared by a source close to Taheri’s family.

Dastmardi was arrested by IRGC’s Intelligence agents in Dehdasht in August 2023 and later transferred to the Ministry of Intelligence’s facility in Yasuj. He was released on bail on January 21, 2024.

During the 2022 nationwide protests, he was also arrested by security forces and released on bail of one and a half billion tomans, approximately 30,000 dollars. This previous arrest further adds to the series of judicial confrontations Dastmardi has faced over time.

Kianoosh Mahdavi Arrested in Yasuj

On Monday, September 25, Kianoosh Mahdavi was apprehended by security forces in Yasuj and subsequently taken to an undisclosed location.

A source with close ties to Mahdavi’s family reached out to HRANA, confirming his arrest on the evening of September 25 in Yasuj.

As of now, the reasons for Mahdavi’s arrest, the location of his detention, and the specific allegations against him remain unknown. This marks another instance of legal action against Mahdavi, who had previously been detained and faced legal proceedings due to his activism during the nationwide protests of 2022.

Yasuj Resident Behrad Shafieian Arrested

Yasuj resident Behrad Shafieian was apprehended by security forces and subsequently transported to the Ministry of Intelligence detention facility in Yasuj on Monday, September 18.

A source with ties to Shafieian’s family has verified his arrest and subsequent transfer to the Ministry of Intelligence detention facility. As of now, the specific allegations against Shafieian remain undisclosed.

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Fardin Parisaie Arrested in Dehdasht

On Saturday, September 16, Fardin Parisaie was apprehended by security forces in Dehdasht and subsequently transported to an undisclosed location.

Parisaie’s arrest coincided with the anniversary of the tragic passing of Mahsa (Jina) Amini. As of now, neither the grounds for his arrest nor his current whereabouts have been disclosed.

HRANA previously reported the arrest of twelve individuals by security forces on the same day in Dehdasht, Yasuj, and Bahmai, located in the Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province.

Sheida Saberi Arrested in Yasuj

Sheida Saberi was apprehended by security forces on September 16, 2023, in Yasuj, and subsequently incarcerated in the city’s prison.

The information regarding her detention was relayed to HRANA by a source with close ties to Saberi’s family.

At this juncture, the motives behind Saberi’s arrest and the specific charges levied against her remain undisclosed.

Sheida Saberi’s initial arrest occurred on October 8, 2022, in the midst of nationwide protests in Yasuj. She was detained in Yasuj Prison for a duration of three days.

It is worth noting that on Saturday, on the anniversary of Mahsa Amini’s demise while in detention, scattered protests took place in several cities across the country. Explore HRANA’s report on the events of this day.

Multiple Executions Carried Out in Yasuj, Shiraz, Karaj

Four inmates, convicted of drug-related crimes and murder, were executed in Yasuj, Shiraz and Karaj. Also, according to Modara, an individual was sentenced to death by the criminal court of Mazandaran accused of killing the parliament member, Abbasali Soleimani.

According to the Iran Human Rights Organization, on June 11, two inmates, Alireza Shahcheragh and Taher Nouri (aged 38), were executed at Adelabad Prison in Shiraz. Nouri had been sentenced to death three years prior.
Furthermore, on June 14, Milad Ghobadi, an inmate held at Yasuj Prison, was executed.
In another incident reported by Javan Online on June 13, an unidentified inmate was executed at Rajai Shahr Prison. The individual had been charged with the murder of his wife three years ago.

Masoud Ghalandari Arrested in Yasuj

On March 14, 2023, IRGC intelligence agents arrested Masoud Ghalandari at his father’s house in Yasuj. The agents searched the house and confiscated some of his belonging.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, on March 14, 2023, Masoud Ghalandari was arrested in Yasuj, Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province.

An informed source told HRANA, “today, ten IRGC intelligence agents raided his father’s house, beaten and arrested him. They searched the house and confiscated some of his belonging.”

Ghalandari was also previously arrested amid the 2022 nationwide protests.

The location he is detained and the allegations against him are unknown at the time of writing.

Pouria Mousavipour Sentenced to Imprisonment and Flogging

The Court of Appeals of Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province sentenced Pouria Mousavipour, a resident of Yasuj, to one year, 74 lashes, and paying a fine.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, Pouria Mousavipour was sentenced to one year and 74 lashes for “disturbing public order and peace by setting a car tire on fire in the street.” He was also fined 23 million tomans.

On September 26, 2022, Mousavipour was arrested by security forces amid nationwide protests in Yasuj, and after a month was released on bail.