Iran sentences protesters to heavy prison terms
New reports indicate the Iranian judiciary is resorting to issuing heavy sentences against protesters and political prisoners.
The General Prosecutor of Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province said that a court had sentenced six people to prison for writing slogans on walls and ripping up images of Iranian officials, according to the state-run ISNA news agency.
“The six-person group aiding the Arrogance were affiliated with the Nefagh Group who got their orders from outside of the country and carried out destructive actions against the System,” Gholamreza Mazareie said.
In yet another case, the regime’s courts in the city of Arak, central Iran, issued a total of six years behind bars and 444 lashes for six protesters arrested during the December/January uprising that spread to over 140 cities across the country. These individuals are facing charges such as “disrupting public order and peace by taking part in illegal rallies.”
It is worth noting that the mullahs’ regime arrested over 8,000 protesters in different cities during those protests. At least 14 of these individuals were murdered under torture and the Iranian regime repulsively claimed they committed suicide.