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Islamic Republic of Iran Judiciary

Court Order

 

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

 

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

Court Order No.: 8909972315400046

File No.: 8809982316900055

Branch Archival Ref. 880538   

Date of Issuance: 21 Farvardin 1389[10 April 2010]                 

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Case Ref. 8809982316900055, Branch 4 of the Court of Appeal in the Province of Semnan

Court Order No. 8909972315400046

Appellant:  Mrs. Sousan Tebyanian, represented by counsel Mazdak Etemadzadeh [address]

Subject of Appeal:  Appeal against order number 8809972317300111 issued by the Islamic Revolutionary Court in Semnan

Procedural Synopsis: On 7 Farvardin 1389 [27 March 2010], a hearing was held at Branch 4 of the Court of Appeal in the Province of Semnan in the presence of the undersigned and the respected prosecutor.  Subsequent to reviewing the file, the court concluded the session and rendered a decision as follows:

 

Decision of the Court

The appeal made by Mrs. Sousan Tebyanian, daughter of Ali-Akbar, against a section of the court order number 8809972317300111 issued by the Islamic Revolutionary Court in Semnan, whereby the appellant was sentenced to six months’ imprisonment under Ta‘zír [[1]] law for membership in groups in opposition to the regime, and one year’s imprisonment under Ta‘zír law for propaganda for Bahaism—taking into account the pre-trial period in custody, and confiscation of all equipment and materials used for propaganda—is hereby rejected by this court, given that the committal of the offence has been substantiated by the overwhelming evidence before the court.  Furthermore, considering that the appellant has not provided adequate reasons for the appeal to merit the revoking of the [original] decision, and that the basis for [the appeal to] the court order is not consistent with any of the paragraphs of Article 240 of the Hearing Procedures Act for Public and Revolutionary Courts in criminal law, and [considering that] there were no substantial errors found in the court procedures, the court endorses the original court order.  This order is final and binding.

 

Head of Branch 4 of the Court of Appeal in the Province of Semnan: Mohammad Hosein Salami

Court’s Advisor: Mohammad Hasan Ghaderi

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[Stamp—Judiciary]

 

[Signature—6 Ordibehesht 1389 [26 April 2010]

 

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