Report on the Latest Status of Yavar Fathollahi in Evin Prison

Yavar Fathollahi, a political prisoner and one of those arrested during the nationwide protests of 2022 (also known as the Mahsa Amini protests), is serving his sentence in Evin Prison. Mr. Fathollahi was initially sentenced to seventeen years in prison by Branch 28 of the Revolutionary Court, but his sentence was reduced to 80 months following an appeal.

Based on information received by HRANA, this political prisoner was sentenced on January 23, 2024, by Branch 28 of the Tehran Revolutionary Court, presided over by Judge Mohammad-Reza Amuzad, to a total of seventeen years in prison. This included eight years for the charge of “destroying public property,” five years for “assembly and collusion with the intent to disrupt national security,” one year for  “disobeying the orders of officers,” and three years for “acting against national security.” Finally, in March of last year, Mr. Fathollahi’s sentence was reduced to 80 months, equivalent to six years and eight months, following an appeal.

A source close to the family of this political prisoner confirmed this news to HRANA and said: “The court session to address Yavar’s charges was held in December of last year. Ultimately, in early April of this year, the mentioned sentence was communicated to the Evin Prosecutor’s Office’s enforcement unit.”

Fathollahi, born on March 25, 1994, and a resident of Tehran, was arrested by IRGC intelligence forces on September 21, 2022, during the nationwide protests. On September 25 of the same year, he was transferred from the IRGC Intelligence Detention Center (Ward 2-A) to the Greater Tehran Prison. Finally, in late March 2023, he was transferred to Evin Prison.