[PROVISIONAL TRANSLATION FROM PERSIAN]

 

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[Personal information has been redacted.]

 

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Islamic Republic of Iran

Judiciary

 

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

 

Branch 4 of the Court of Appeal in the Province of Semnan

 

Court Order No: 91099723154 00664

File No: 9009982316900542

Branch Archival Ref: 910332

Date: 26/5/1391 [16 August 2012]

Enclosure:

 

Court Order

 

Case Reference 9009982316900542, Branch 4 of the Court of Appeal in the Province of Semnan, Court Order Number 91099723154 00664

 

Appellant: Ms. Anisa Fanaian, represented by Mrs. Anahita Farmahini Farahani [address]

 

Subject: Appeal against Court Order Number 9109972317300038-30/1/1391 [18 April 2012], issued by Branch One of the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Semnan

 

Procedural Synopsis: On 7/5/1391 [28 July 2012], an extraordinary session of Branch 4 of the Court of Appeal in the Province of Semnan is convened, presided over by the undersigned, and in the presence of the respected Prosecutor. Subsequent to reviewing the file records, [the court] concludes the hearing and renders a decision as follows:

 

Decision of the Court

 

Concerning the appeal of Mrs. Anahita Farhimani Farahani on behalf of her client Ms. Anisa Fanaian, daughter of Nezamuddin, against court order number 9109972317300038-30/1/1391 [18 April 2012], [issued by] Branch One of the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Semnan, by virtue of which the appellant was sentenced, on the charge of formation and coordination of illegal groups, to four years imprisonment, and on the charge of propaganda against the regime of the Islamic Republic of Iran and in the interest of the perverse Baha’i sect, to four months imprisonment and confiscation of documents and materials, [the court] having reviewed and considered the file records from the preliminary court, and after routine investigation of the case, is convinced of the guilt of the accused on the grounds of direct and circumstantial evidence, including the accused’s explicit admission at the preliminary level, and [her] inadmissible denial later in the proceedings. The appellant, therefore, has failed to provide reasonable grounds in [her] appeal to merit the nullification of the [original] order, and no errors were found in the [original] order with respect to the provisions of Article 240 of the Criminal Procedure Code for Public and Revolutionary Courts, nor there were any substantive errors in reference to the codified law. In conclusion, considering the specific circumstances of the accused, who has no criminal record, and has a small child, [the court] sees fit to apply note 2 of Article 22 of the Criminal Procedure Code for Public and Revolutionary Courts, as well as Article 22, subsection 5, of the Islamic Penal Code, to reduce the four-year sentence to one and a half years. The court hereby dismisses the appeal, and by applying a reduction in sentence, upholds the original verdict. This decision is final and binding.

 

Head of Branch Four of the Court of Appeal in the Province of Semnan – Mohammad Hossein Salami

 

Court Advisor – Hadi Abbasinejad

 

Drafted by: [signature]

 

Judicial Complex in the Province of Semnan

[contact details]

 

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19/7/1391 [10 October 2012]