Tag: Arash Sadeghi

Arash Sadeghi, political prisoner and human rights activist, has been imprisoned since June 2016, serving two separate prison terms totalling 19 years.

He was arrested in June 2016 because he was in touch with international human rights organizations such as Amnesty International and was reporting on the human rights situation in Iran.

His court verdict cites over 50 peaceful human rights activities as “evidence” of his involvement in “actions against national security”, many of them relating to the dissemination of information about human rights violations.

His trial before Branch 15 of the Revolutionary Court in Tehran, in which his wife, Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee, was also prosecuted, was grossly unfair. It consisted of two brief sessions in May and June 2015, each lasting less than 15 minutes, with neither defendant having legal representation.

Arash Sadeghi has had worsening health problems since he went on a 71-day hunger strike in October 2016.

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