Imprisoned Telegram Activist faces 15 months more in prison

Farrokh Abdi

Telegram activist Farrokh Abdi was sentenced by Branch 102 of the Criminal Court of Urmia to 15 months behind bars  for “insulting sanctities.”

Abdi previously received a three-year sentence from Branch 2, which was reduced to fifteen months in an appeals court, for “collaboration with anti-regime groups”.

Farrokh Abdi is currently detained in the general Ward 3-4 of Urmia Prison. In a punitive measure disproportional to the severity of his conviction, the source added, officials have forestalled his transfer to the prison’s political ward.