Heavy sentences for protesters arrested during Iran uprising

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New reports indicate the Iranian judiciary resorted to issue heavy sentences against protesters arrested during the December 2017/January 2018 uprising that spread to over 140 cities across the country.
Many of the detainees are held in heavily controlled prisons and detention centers and under high security conditions.
The names of 18 protesters imprisoned at the Great Tehran Penitentiary and their sentences are listed below:

  1. Alireza ShirMohammad Ali (Saman Mohammadi)
    Sentenced to five years in prison, 200 fllogings
    Charged with “spreading propaganda against the establishment,” “insulting Ali Khamenei,” “disrupting public opinion”
  2. Barzan Mohammadi (Kurdish prisoner)
    Sentenced to six years in prison, 100 lashes
    Charged with “spreading propaganda against the establishment,” “leading the demonstrations,” “destroying public property,” “cooperating with Kurdish parties”
  3. Majid Karimnezhad
    Sentenced to three years in prison, two year ban on leaving the country, two year ban on any activities on social media and outlets.
    Charged with “taking part in illegal gatherings,” “providing and desiminating four video clips,” “leading the demonstrations”
  4. Hossein Sourchi
    Sentenced to three years in prison, 50 lashes
    Charged with “colusion against narional security,” “insulting Ali Khamenei”
  5. Pouria Naseri Khah
    Sentenced to three years in prison
    Charged with “colusion against narional security,” “insulting Ali Khamenei”
  6. Adel Falahati
    Sentenced to six months in prison
    Charged with “colusion against narional security”
  7. Mohsen Mohseni
    Sentenced to suspended six-year prison, 50 lashes
    Charged with “coperating with foreign governments”
  8. Mehdi Talakesh
    Sentenced to five years in prison, 50 lashes
    Charged with “destruction of state property,” “colusion against national security,” “disrupting public order”
  9. Vahid Doroudian
    Sentenced to suspended five-year prison
    Charged with “destruction of state property,” “colusion against national security” “disrupting public order”
  10. Mahmoud Alipanah
    Sentenced to suspended five-year prison, 50 foggings
    Charged with “destruction of state property,” “colusion against national security” “disrupting public order”
  11. Ali Valizadeh
    Sentenced to suspended five-year prison, ban on recruitment for govt jobs
    Charged with “espionage and giving information to foreigners”
  12. Mansour Ilchi (teacher)
    Sentenced to suspended six-year prison, 50 foggings, expelling from education
    Charged with “destruction of state property,” “colusion against national security” “disrupting public order”
  13. Ali Mirzaei
    Sentenced to suspended two-year prison
    Charged with “defying the state security force”
  14. Moein Hajizadeh
    Sentenced to six months in prison, 30 lashes
    Charges with “conspiracy to threaten national security”
  15. Farshid Rostami
    Sentenced to one year in prison
    Charged with “colusion against national security,” “collaboration with foreign media”
  16. Mohammad Falachai
    Sentenced to one year in prison
    Charged with “colusion against national security,” “collaboration with foreign media”
  17. Farshid Saeidi
    Sentenced to one year in prison
    Charged with “colusion against national security,” “collaboration with foreign media”
  18. Seyyed Mehdi Hosseini
    Sentenced to suspended one-year prison, 50 lashes

Meanwhile, 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. These individuals are facing charges such as “disrupting public order and peace by taking part in illegal rallies.”

In yet another case the head of justice in Kohgiluyeh and Boyer Ahmad province, Mazarei, announced that six defendants affiliated to the PMOI were “sentenced to imprisonment and exile from 8 to 18 years” on the charge of writing slogans, blasphemy (against supreme leader) and burning “propaganda banners with the images of national and religious figures,” the state-run ISNA News Agency reported on October 17, 2018.
“the enemies of the state … used to take photos and videos of the sabotage acts and send them to their leaders after committing the crime,” Mazarei said.

It is worth noting that Iranian authorities arrested over 8,000 protesters in different cities during those protests. At least 14 of these individuals were murdered under torture and the Iranian authorities claimed some of them committed suicide.

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