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Yusef Emadi Faces New Charges in Evin Prison

Posted on: 30th August, 2017
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Hossein Rajabian

HRANA News Agency – Yusef Emadi, a defendant of the “Barg Music Website” case who is at Evin Prison, has been charged with communicating with the media and propaganda against the regime in a new case. The case which is opened at a time when he is enduring his imprisonment, is currently in Branch 28 of the Revolutionary Court. It was also reported that this prisoner was transferred from ward 350 to section 8 of this prison without any reason or prior notice.

According to the report of Human Rights Activist News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Yusef Emadi has been charged with “propaganda against the regime” through media in a newly opened case, in the second Branch of the interrogation. 

The new case of Youssef Amadi was sent to Branch 28 of the Revolutionary Court, presided by Judge Moghiseh after the end of the interrogation on May 24, 2017.

Youssef Emadi’s lawyers in this case are Amir Reisian and Hossein Taj.

At the same time it is reported that this detainee was transferred to Ward 8 of Evin prison on June 3, 2017.

It should be mentioned that Yousef Emadi along with Mehdi Rajabian and Hossein Rajabian were arrested regarding the activities in a website called “Barge Music”, in their office in Sari in October 2013, and then were transferred to Ward 2-A of the Revolutionary Guards.

These three detainees were finally released on the bail of 2 billion IRR after two months of detention in Ward 2-A of the IRGC.

According to Amnesty International, Youssef Emadi is a composer, and at the time of his arrest, he was responsible for selling CDs of the Barge music.

Youssef Emadi, Mehdi and Hossein Rajabian were each sentenced to 6 years imprisonment and fines, by Branch 28 of the Revolutionary Court. Their sentences were reduced to 3 years at Branch 54 of the Tehran Court of Appeals.

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