Friday , 1 March 2024

Prominent Human Rights Couple Jailed in Iran

Iranwire – The Tehran Court of Appeal has upheld a five-year prison sentence given to human rights advocate Asadollah Fakhimi and a three-year term handed to his wife Hoorieh Khanpour.

Fakhimi and Khanpour received official notification of the court’s decision on February 7, according to the activist HRANA news agency

Fakhimi and Khanpour received official notification of the court’s decision on February 7, according to the activist HRANA news agency. 

The couple, who have been at the forefront of advocating for human rights in Iran, were convicted of “assembly and collusion against national security” and “propaganda against the Islamic Republic.” 

Their judicial saga began on July 11, 2023, when agents from the Ministry of Intelligence raided their residence and confiscated personal belongings following an extensive search.

After that, Fakhimi and Khanpour were summoned to Tehran’s Evin Prosecutor’s Office to face legal proceedings.

The couple were released on bail on November 5.

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