Saturday , 13 August 2022

Iranian dissident arrested on new trumped-up charges

Iran-HRM – The state security forces arrested dissident activist Majid Khademi on Wednesday, June 22 after he appeared in Branch 1 of the Mahshah Revolutionary Court.

Political prisoner Majid Khademi

The political activist stood trial the same day along with another activist Mehran Gharabaghi​.

Majid Khademi’s lawyer wrote on his Twitter account the same day: ” My client Majid Khademi was arrested again today after a hearing in the Revolutionary Court of Mahshahr due to new charges brought against him by the security officers of Behbahan city. He was transferred to Behbahan.”

Agents of the IRGC Intelligence of Behbahan arrested him and Mehran Gharabaghi on January 18, 2020. Almost after a month of interrogations, they relocated them to the Prison of Behbahan.

After some time, the Public and Revolutionary Prosecutor’s Office of Behbahan arraigned them of their charges including “propaganda against the state, complicity in the destruction and setting fire to public property, complicity in the disruption of public order, complicity in making non-military inflammable instruments, membership in one of the opposition groups (The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), and corruption on Earth.

Their case was subsequently referred to the Revolutionary Court of Mahshahr where they set a bail of 3.5 billion Tomans for them.

Majid Khademi was temporarily released on June 15, 2021, on a bail of 2 billion and 500 million Tomans, until the end of the trial.