Imprisonment and flogging for 9 political prisoners
Ariyai Jamia News Agency – Today, Tuesday, September 8, 1401, Branch 101 of Feshafuye District Criminal Court sentenced one of the political prisoners to imprisonment and whipping.
According to the report of the Aryaei news agency, citing Human Rights in Iran, on Monday, September 7, 1401, Ismail Garami, Alireza Farshi, Akbar Bagheri, Shapour Ehsani Rad, Pooya Qabadi, Akbar Faraji, Dawood Abdulahi, Gholamreza Hadipour and Shahab Soltanian, eight prisoners. Political, were sentenced to 11 months and 15 days in prison and 50 lashes by Branch 101 of Fashafuye Criminal Court.
According to this report, the trial session of these 8 political prisoners was held on the 7th of Shahrivar month of 1401 in Branch 101 of Fashafuye Criminal Court under the counsel of Ramin Safarnia, who represented 5 of the defendants in this case, and after a few hours, the verdict was delivered. The mentioned was issued.
Imprisonment and flogging for 9 political prisoners as a result of a complaint by the prison officials
Also, an informed source in explaining this report to Human Rights in Iran said: “This case follows the complaint of Tehran prison officials against Ismail Garami, Alireza Farshi, Gholamreza Hadipour, Akbar Bagheri, Shapour Ehsani Rad, Puya Qabadi, Akbar Faraji, Dawood Abdulahi and Shahab Soltanian, during the time when these prisoners are in the 2nd brigade of this prison, charges were filed against them (violation of prison order) and on the 16th of Mehr 1400, the accused in this case were beaten by the prisoners for violent crimes and They were injured, like Pooya Qobadi and Akbar Bagheri, after severe head and body injuries caused by a sharp blade, they received 15 stitches in the prison hospital, but the authorities of the Greater Tehran prison filed a complaint against these people.
It should be mentioned that Shapour Ehsani Rad, on 30 September 2018, was held at Branch 26 of the Revolutionary Court of Tehran headed by Iman Afshari, and this labor activist on 20 October 2018, was accused of (assembly and collusion with the intention of disrupting the security of the country ) to 5 years of imprisonment for the charge of (propaganda activity against the regime) and to 1 year of imprisonment, two years of exile in one of the parts of Nikshahr city of Sistan and Baluchistan province and 2 years of exclusion from membership in social and political parties and groups Sentenced. This ruling was confirmed in the Court of Appeal of Tehran Province, citing Article 450 of the Criminal Procedure Code, without holding a formal hearing. On April 24, 2019, this labor activist was summoned by the 1st branch of the Evin Prison Prosecutor’s Office to serve his 5-year sentence, but he was arrested on June 27, 2019, in Saveh city.
Also, Akbar Bagheri, in the middle of March 2016, during the protest rally of the Caspian Financial and Credit Institution in front of the parliament in Tehran, was arrested and transferred to Evin prison, and after being transferred to solitary confinement in Ward 209 of the Ministry of Information, he endured 48 days of intensive interrogation. He was transferred to prison 4, hall 2 of Evin prison. With the beginning of the proceedings, Akbar Bagheri was charged in the summer of 2017 by Branch 15 of the Tehran Revolutionary Court headed by Abolqasem Salvati on the charges of (membership in opposition groups – the People’s Mojahedin Organization), (disobeying the order of security officers while carrying out a mission) and (propaganda activity) against Nizam) was tried and sentenced to 9 years of imprisonment. This sentence was confirmed in the branch of the Court of Appeal of Tehran Province. Akbar Bagheri, at the end of May 2017, was transferred to Tehran Bozor prison without prior notice, according to the current procedure of Iranian prisons.
Poua Qabadi Bistun, on January 6, 1400, by Branch 28 of the Tehran Revolutionary Court headed by Mohammad Reza Amozad, in his second case after being acquitted of the charge of (warfare), for the charge of (membership in the People’s Mojahedin Organization) and (destruction of government property) ), was sentenced to 10 years of penal servitude and exile to Sistan and Baluchistan. Pouya Qobadi was previously tried and sentenced to 8 years of imprisonment for another case with the charges of (propaganda activity against the regime), (insulting the leadership) and (assembly and collusion with the intention of disrupting the security of the country). Applying Article 134, it was necessary to serve 5 years, in which case he was released after serving a period of imprisonment.
Akbar Faraji, on April 20, 2018, by Branch 26 of the Revolutionary Court of Tehran, headed by Iman Afshari, on the charge of (assembly and collusion with the intention of disrupting the security of the country) was sentenced to 5 years in prison and on the charge of (propaganda activity against the regime) He was sentenced to 1 year imprisonment. By announcing the objection and referring the case to the 36th branch of the Court of Appeals of Tehran Province, headed by Ahmad Zargar, the preliminary ruling against Akbar Faraji was confirmed and by applying Article 134 of the Islamic Penal Code, the harshest punishment was imposed on him.
Ismail Garami, on April 14, 1400, was arrested by IRGC intelligence agents and after being transferred to solitary confinement and during interrogation and interrogation in the 2nd branch of the Evin Prison Prosecutor’s Office, he was charged with (assembly and collusion with the intention of disrupting the security of the country). and (propaganda activity against the regime) was charged and on 23 June 1400, by Branch 26 of Tehran Revolutionary Court headed by Iman Afshari, he was sentenced to 5 years imprisonment, 74 lashes and a fine of 20 million Rials. This sentence was confirmed in the Court of Appeal of Tehran Province and by applying Article 134 of the Islamic Penal Code, it was mandatory for Ismail Garami to endure 4 years of this total period.
Shahab Soltanian, in the late summer of 1400, was tried by Branch 26 of Tehran Revolutionary Court headed by Iman Afshari and charged with (propaganda against the system through the production and dissemination of anti-religious content against the system) and (insulting the leadership) and finally cited Article 134 of the Islamic Penal Code was sentenced to 3 years of penal servitude. This sentence was confirmed by the branch of the Court of Appeal of Tehran province and was communicated to this cyberspace activist. Shahab Soltanian was released under judicial supervision on July 11, 1401, after installing an electronic handcuff
Political prisoners locked up in Iran’s prisons are dealing with a wide range of human rights violations, on the one hand, they are deprived of the right to a fair trial, and on the other hand, the principle of separation of crimes is not observed, which has often resulted in serious injuries to them.