Friday , 12 April 2024

Iranian Protester Sentenced to 37 Years in Prison, 74 Lashes

Iranwire – An Iranian court has sentenced a young man arrested during nationwide protests in 2019 to a total of 37 years in prison and 74 lashes. 

An Iranian court has sentenced a young man arrested during nationwide protests in 2019 to a total of 37 years in prison and 74 lashes

According to the BBC’s Persian service, Branch 23 of the Tehran Revolutionary Court handed down the harsh sentences against Saeed Tamjidi after convicting him of “assembly and collusion with the intention of acting against national security,” “participation in incitement and destruction of public property,” “confronting the Islamic system and government,” “illegal departure from the country” and “theft accompanied by harassment.”

Tamjidi was arrested after the eruption of widespread protests triggered by a government’s sudden decision to raise gas prices in November 2019.

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