[PROVISIONAL TRANSLATION FROM PERSIAN]

 

[Translator’s notes appear in square brackets]

[Personal information has been redacted.]

 

[Emblem]

Justice Administration Islamic Republic of Iran

Court Order

 

Do not follow (your) low desires, lest you deviate

Branch 2 of the Islamic Revolutionary Court in Sari

 

Court Order No: 9109971512600010

File No: 9009981233201069

Branch Archival Ref: 901059

Date: 15 Farvardin 1391 [3 April 2012]

Enclosure: -----

 

File Number 9009981233201069, Branch 2 of the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Sari, Court Order Number 9109971512600010

Accused:  Mr. Ali Ahmadi [address] [redacted]

Charged with: Propaganda against the regime by way of [membership in] the sect of Bahaism

 

((Decision of the Court))

Mr. Ali Ahmadi, son of Yousef-Ali, represented by Mr. Farajpour, resident of Qaemshahr, is charged with propaganda against the regime by promoting the perverse sect of Bahaism, as indicated in indictment number 912, dated 30 Bahman 1390 [19 February 2012], issued by the Public and Revolutionary Prosecutor’s Office in Qaemshahr.  In light of the evidence, including the interrogations carried out by experts at the [Ministry of] Intelligence Office in Qaemshahr, and the final report of that establishment, provided in 255 pages; and the accused individual’s having been convicted previously in 1387 [2008/09] for a similar offence; and in light of the statements submitted by the accused throughout the preliminary inquiry, the totality of which attest to continued engagement of the accused in propaganda activities against the regime of the Islamic Republic of Iran; and the unjustified denial of the accused during the procedures, as well as the submissions of the defence counsel on behalf of his client in court and additional circumstantial evidence contained in the file, the court hereby finds the accused guilty as charged; and, pursuant to Article 500 of the Islamic Penal Code, sentences Mr. Ali Ahmadi to one year’s imprisonment under Ta‘zír[1] law, in accordance with Article 48 of the said Code.  This verdict, issued in the presence [of the accused], can be appealed within 20 days of its issuance.

 

Savadkouhi,

Head of Branch 2 of the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Sari

[Stamp: Certified Copy, Director of Branch 2 of the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Sari]

 

28 Farvardin 1391 [16 April 2012]

Sari

 

 

[1] Ta‘zír (discretionary punishment):  punishment with maximum and minimum limits determined by law and the judge, respectively.