9 February 2010

Ashura Protester Gets Death Sentence

Source: RAHANA (Reporters and Human Rights Activists in Iran)

RAHANA Prisoners’ Rights Unit – Today, 9 people who had recently been tried for their roles in Ashura protests, received their sentences today. One person has been sentenced to death, while 8 others received prison sentences.
According to a report by INLA News agency, all 9 defendants were tried by the Revolutionary Court over the past two weeks and in two separate open court sessions with their lawyers present. They were tried on charges of Moharebeh and conspiracy against the regime.
On January 28th, 2010, Arash Rahmanipour and Mohammad Reza Alizamani were executed secretly and without the knowledge of their families or lawyers. Both men had been arrested before the June election but were tried and sentenced to death for their roles in post election events.

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