Hadi Atashbar Receives Five and a Half Year Prison Sentence

The Mashhad Revolutionary Court has sentenced Hadi Atashbar, a former political prisoner, to five years and six months in prison. He is currently jailed in Vakilabad prison, Mashhad.

According to this verdict issued on July 27 by Judge Yazdankhah, Atashbar has sentenced to three years for “joining groups to act against national security,” one years and eight months for “insulting the Supreme Leader of Iran,” and ten months for “propaganda against the regime.”

On February 14, 2023, Atashbar was arrested by security forces at his residence in Mashhad. After five days, he was transferred to Vakilabad Prison, where he has remained in detention.

The 46-year-old activist has a history of detention and conviction due to his previous activities.