Radiofarda – Three months past Iran protests in November 2019, Iranian judiciary officials have not yet reported on the number of those arrested and their place of detention, but are trying and issuing sentences for a number of them.
Tuesday, February 18, in answering a question regarding the conditions of those arrested in the November protests, Judiciary spokesman Gholam Hossein Esma’ili announced, “In a number of cases of the main rioters in Tehran, Isfahan, Shiraz and Khuzestan, they have been tried and the preliminary verdicts issued for them. Their cases are going through the revision stage.”
Iranian Judiciary has handed down heavy prison and flogging sentences for a number of protesters arrested in the nationwide protests in November 2019.
Gita Horr, arrested on November 21, 2019 by intelligence agents, is presently detained in the Qarchak Prison of Varamin. She was sentenced to six years in prison by Branch 24 of the Revolutionary Court of Tehran; five years for “assembly and collusion against national security” and one year for “propaganda against the state.”
According to Article 134 of the Islamic Punishment Law, the maximum sentence, namely the five years, is going to be implemented.
Siamak Moghimi Momeni, 18, was tried by Branch 24 of the Revolutionary Court of Tehran. Arrested in November 2019, Mr. Momeni was sentenced to 10 years in prison for “assembly and collusion,” “propaganda against the state,” and insulting Khamenei and Rouhani.
Milad Arsanjani, 31, was sentenced to five years by Branch 1 of the Court of Shahriar in south Tehran on the charge of “assembly and collusion against the state,” and insulting Khamenei and Rouhani.
Kianoush Jamali, 27, was arrested on November 19, 2019 by agents of the IRGC Sarallah Corps. He was tried by Branch 26 of Tehran’s Revolutionary Court and sentenced to 7.5 years in prison for “assembly and collusion against the state” and insulting Khamenei and Rouhani.
Mohammad Eghbali Golhin, 29, who worked in a fast food store, was arrested on November 19, 2019 by agents of the IRGC Sarallah Corps in Andisheh, Karaj. He was tried by Branch 10 of the Penal Court of Shahriar on charges of “destruction of public properties,” “disruption of order and public calm,” and “clashing with Bassij agents.” He was sentenced to a total of 11 years in prison, 74 lashes of the whip and one year in exile in Rask, a desolate village in Sistan and Baluchestan.
Ali Nanvaii, student of Tehran University, was arrested on November 18, 2019 by intelligence agents when he was leaving the university. He was tried by the Revolutionary Court of Tehran on charges of “assembly and collusion against the state” and “disruption of public order” and sentenced to six years in prison and 74 lashes of the whip. His sentence has been suspended for two years. According to this verdict, Mr. Nanvaii must write from three books designated by the court: “The boy selling Falafel,” “the foot left behind” and “three minutes on the reckoning day.”
Abolfazl Maghsoudi, 18, worker of a stone masonry, was arrested on November 17, 2019 in Pardis, Karaj, by agents of the Intelligence Police. After completion of his prosecution, he was transferred to the Greater Tehran Penitentiary. He faces the charge of “disruption of public order.” Judiciary officials have opposed reducing his 500-million-toman bail, and his family does not afford to pay the bail. So, he continues to remain in the Greater Tehran Penitentiary among dangerous and older criminals.