Vahid Pour Tahmaseb Sentenced to 11 Years of Imprisonment

HRANA News Agency – Vahid Pour Tahmaseb, follower of Mohammad Ali Taheri, has been sentenced to 11 years imprisonment, according to the verdict given to him in the Revolutionary Court of Babol on October 4, 2017.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Vahid Pour Tahmaseb was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment on charges of “membership in the group and the population with the aim of disrupting the security of the country” and 1 year imprisonment on charge of “advertising activity in favor of opposition groups” according to the verdict which was notified to on October 4, 2017.

A source close to Vahid Pour Tahmaseb explained in a conversation with HRANA’s reporter: “Three security cases has been filed for this teacher of Erfan-e-Halghe that he was sentenced to 11 years imprisonment for the first case and two other cases are being prosecuted in the Revolutionary Courts. In this regard, another court was held on October 10, 2017.”

This verdict has been communicated on September 17, 2017 and was notified to Vahid Pour Tahmaseb on October 3, 2017.

A source close to Vahid Pour Tahmaseb told about the reason for the issuance of such a heavy sentence: “The trial of the court was 40 thousand traps with the content which defended by Mohammad Ali Taheri and published in three printing houses in Babol. The security agents arrested the authorities of printing houses and Mr. Pour Tahmaseb due to printing of these traps that Mr. Pour Tahmaseb took the responsibility of printing these tracks.”

Vahid Pour Tahmaseb was previously arrested on August 20, 2016 in his workplace and then was temporarily released on the bail of 1200 million IRR from Babol prison on October 1, 2016.

This follower of Mohammad Ali Taheri was arrested again by five agents in plainclothes without a court order and identification cards, and was taken to an unknown location with blindfold on May 30, 2017 and was interrogated for three hours.

Mr. Pour Tahmaseb was arrested at his business for a third time by agents in plainclothes outside of the ordinary judicial procedure on August 9, 2017 and was interrogated for two weeks at an unknown location.

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