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Iran: 30 Years Imprisonment for November 2019 Protesters in Shiraz

Adelabad prison of Shiraz
Adelabad prison of Shiraz

Branch 101 of Shiraz’s Second Criminal Court, headed by a notorious judge named Mohammad Mehdi Mahmoudi, on Thursday, September 4, 2020, with the issuance of a lawsuit, sentenced Reza Abedi Mozangi, Ali Asghar Ghadiri, Shayan Azam, Shayan Shahrivar, Ali Asghar Rahmani, Abbas Gholami, Ali Lotfi Shourijeh, Ali Alikhani, the detainees of the November 2019 protests to pay a fine, imprisonment and flogging.

The sentences of some of these detainees have been finalized.

Reza Abedi Mozangi, Ali Asghar Ghadiri, Shayan Azam, Ali Asghar Rahmani, Abbas Gholami, Ali Lotfi Shourijeh, Ali Alikhani, and Shayan Shahrivar, respectively defendants in rows 1 to 8 of the case, who was arrested in November 2019, were sentenced by Branch 101 of the Second Criminal Court of Shiraz, headed by Mohammad Mehdi Mahmoudi, to a total of 80 million rials in fines, 30 years in prison, and 296 lashes on charges of disturbing public order and participating in the destruction of public property.

This sentence was referred to the Court of Appeals of Fars Province after the defendants who had received the sentences of imprisonment and flogging protested. To date, Ali Alikhani and Ali Lotfi Shourijeh have been sentenced to life imprisonment as the first and second defendants in this case. They are now enduring their imprisonment. Also, Shayan Azam Shamloo was sentenced to pay only a fine of 10 million Rials, which he paid after the district court announced the verdict and he announced his submission to the verdict and the.

The citation of the judge and the interrogator of the case has been examined based on the report registered by Army’s Intelligence Protection Organization and the police force, considering that these people were detained during the November 2019 protests around the organizational houses belonging to the army.

Ali Alikhani, born in 2001, Ali Lotfi Shourijeh and Shayan Shahrivar, born in 1999, and Reza Abedi, born in 2002, each of the first, second, fifth, and seventh defendants charged with disturbing the public order were sentenced to one year prison and 74 lashes.

In addition to flogging and imprisonment, all seven defendants, in this case, were sentenced to pay a fine of 10 million Rials each to the state treasury.

Also, Ali Alikhani and Ali Lotfi Shourijeh, as the first and second row defendants, in this case, were each sentenced to 10 years in prison on charges of complicity in the deliberate destruction of public government property. However, with the suspension of five years out of a total of 10 years of imprisonment for each of these two people has been suspended for two years.

Also, Ali Asghar Rahmani, born in 2003, as the third-degree defendant, and Abbas Gholami, born in 2007, as a fourth-degree defendant, considering their age, who is under 18, on charges of complicity in the deliberate destruction of public government property during the November 2019 protests, each was sentenced to three years in prison at the Correctional Center near Adelabad Prison in Shiraz.

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