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Long-term prison sentences without an attorney


Political prisoners Emadodin Molazehi and Hafez Yaghub Jahandide were sentenced to 15 and 10 years behind bars, respectively.

They were put on trial in a closed court on Sunday without access legal representation.

The judiciary issued the sentences based on orders from the Ministry of Intelligence and the  political prisoners’ defenses were ignored at the trial, according to a source close to the defendants.

The two were surprised in court to realize they were also charged with “membership in ISIS” and “smuggling ammo and explosive”. Their cases were referred to the court before they were aware of such charges or had selected a lawyer, the source added.