Iranian civil rights activists sentenced to prison

Baha’i community

Four civil rights activists were sentenced to a total of 45 years behind bars and eight years in internal exile for holding a ceremony marking “International Native Language Day” in 2015.

The activists’ names and sentences are:

  • Akbar Azad, journalist, 10 years behind bars and two years in internal exile in DareShahr city of Ilam Province, west of Iran.
  • Alireza Farshi, 15 years behind bars and two years in exile to Baghmalek city of Khuzestan Province, southwest Iran.
  • Behnam Sheikhi, 10 years behind bars and two years in internal exile in Masjed Soleiman city of Khuzestan Province.
  • Hamid Manafi, 10 years behind bars and two years in internal exile in Lorestan Province, also west of Iran.

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