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Yousef Emadi Sentenced to Imprisonment and Exile in a New Case

Posted on: 23rd November, 2017
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HRANA News Agency – Yousef Emadi who was imprisoned for collaborating in the production and distribution of “unauthorized” music, was sentenced to another year in jail and exile to Bushehr by Judge Moghiseh for his new case on the charge of “propaganda against the system” which had been opened against him in the prison period.

According to the verdict of the primitive sentence which has been notified to the lawyer of Yousef Emadi, the activist of the music arena was sentenced to one year in prison and two years in exile in Bushehr on charge of “propaganda against the regime” by branch 28 of the Revolutionary Court headed by Judge Moghiseh.

The case was opened by the Revolutionary Guards on charges of “communicating with the media” from inside the prison, especially in connection with the preparation of a brief documentary report. Mr. Emadi denies the charge.

Mr. Emadi was sentenced to one year in prison and two years in exile, while only 4 months remained to the end of his current sentence.

The hearing of Yousef Emadi was held in Branch 28 of the Revolutionary Court, headed by Judge Moghiseh, attended by his lawyers Amir Reissian and Hossein Taj on August 20, 2017

Yousef Emadi, composer, was arrested along with Mahdi and Hossein Rajabian, in connection with the production and distribution of a website called Music Leaf on October 5, 2013, in their office in Kashan, and spent more than two months in solitary confinement of ward 2-A in Evin prison under interrogation. Each of them was released on the bail.

Mr. Emadi, along with the Rajabian brothers, was sentenced to six years in prison and fined 200 million IRR on charges of blasphemy and propaganda against the state at Branch 28 of the Revolutionary Court headed by Judge Moghiseh in 2015. The verdict was changed to three years imprisonment and three years suspended imprisonment and 200 million IRR fines at Branch 54 of the Revolutionary Court in 2016. They were summoned to prison to serve their sentences nearly after three months after the verdict was issued. Mehdi and Hossein Rajabian went to Evin Prison on June 4, 2016 after receiving a summons and were released in 2017. But Youssef Emadi, who was sentenced in the same case, remained in jail.

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