Five Individuals Receive Prison Sentences and Fines on Political Charges

The Appeals Court of Tehran has issued a verdict sentencing Zahra Safaie, Mohammad Masoud Moeini (Zahra Safaie’s son), and Kamran Rezaiefar to a combined total of 12 years in prison. Parastoo Moeini (Zahra Safaie’s daughter) and Teymour Rezaeian, two other defendants in the case, have been fined.

The recent ruling, issued in early February, allocates five years of imprisonment each for Safaie and Rezaiefar, with Masoud Moeini receiving a two-year sentence. The initial conviction by Branch 26 of the Tehran Revolutionary Court, presided over by Iman Afshari, was for “assembly and collusion against national security.” Notably, Masoud Moeini’s prison sentence has been reduced from five to two years, and Parastoo Moeini’s five-year sentence has been replaced with a fine.

The arrests took place on September 12, 2023, with Rezaeian apprehended one day later. Initially held in Ward 209 of Evin Prison, they were later transferred to the IRGC’s detention center, known as A-1.

As per HRANA reports, Safaie is currently detained in the Women’s Ward of Evin Prison, while her son, Mohammad-Masoud Moeini, and Rezaiefar are in Ward 4 of the same prison. Two other defendants have been released on bail

Five Citizens Receive a Combined 20 Years and Fine for Political Charges

The Tehran Revolutionary Court has recently sentenced Zahra Safaie, Parastoo Moeini, Mohammad-Masoud Moeini, and Kamran Rezaiefar to five years, totaling twenty years in prison for political charges. Meanwhile, co-defendant Teymour (Timur) Rezaeian has been ordered to pay a fine.

Presiding over the court, Judge Iman Afshari found these individuals guilty of “assembly and collusion against national security.”

The arrests occurred on September 12, 2023, with Rezaeian apprehended one day later. Initially held in Ward 209 of Evin Prison, Later, they were transferred to the IRGC’s detention center, known as A-1.

According to HRANA reports, Safaie is currently held in the Women’s Ward of Evin Prison, while her son, Mohammad-Masoud Moeini, and Rezaiefar are in Ward 4 of the same prison. Two other defendants have been released on bail.

Notably, Rezaiefar has a history of arrests and convictions. In November 2021, he received a death sentence for “spreading corruption on earth,” which was later overturned by the Supreme Court. The current status of his legal case remains uncertain.

 

Arrest of Three Family Members in Tehran

On September 12, 2023, Zahra Safaie, Parastoo Moeini, and Mohmoud-Masoud Moeini, three members of the same family, were apprehended at their Tehran residence and are currently being held in Ward 209 of Evin Prison.

HRANA received information about their arrests from a source close to the family.

The exact reasons for their detentions and the charges brought against them are presently undisclosed. It’s worth noting that these detainees have previously encountered legal issues related to political matters and have been incarcerated in the past.

Six Women Released from Evin Prison

Fariba Asadi, Shohreh Hosseini, Gelareh Abbasi, Zahra Safaie, Parastoo Moeini and Alieh Motalebzadeh were released from Evin Prison.

Details on their releases are still unknown. It is likely, however, that they have been released under the recent pardon decree.
Gelareh Abbasi was previously sentenced to two years and six months in prison by the Tehran Revolutionary Court.

Hosseini was serving her two-year and seven-month sentence since February last year.

Safaie and her daughter Moeini were previously sentenced to five years in prison for “assembly and collusion against national security,” and one year for “propaganda against the regime.” Additionally, Safaie received two years for “insulting the former and current Supreme Leader of Iran.” Safaie’s verdict was upheld on appeal, but her daughter’s sentence was reduced to three years and nine months following her refusal not to lodge an appeal. They faced new legal cases, while they were imprisoned.

Asadi faced two legal cases for which she received three months in prison and four years of suspended imprisonment.
Motalebzadeh had been sentenced to three years in prison, of which two years were enforceable. On October 11, 2020, she was jailed in Evin Prison for sentencing. In July 2022, she and 13 other female prisoners faced new charges.

Earlier, the head of the Judiciary proposed the issuance of a pardon decree for some prisoners, including those arrested at recent protests, which was approved by Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei under some conditions which the legal case should meet.