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[Translator’s notes appear in square brackets.]

[Personal information has been redacted.]

[The excerpt below is from the section of the article that pertains to the Baha’i Faith]

 

[Adapted from website:] HRANA - Human Rights Activists News Agency

[Date:] 18 Tir 1398 [9 July 2019]

 

Appeal Court; Moin Mohammadi, A Baha’i Citizen, Was Sentenced to [Serve His sentence by Wearing] Electronic Ankle Band / Document

HRANA News Agency – The Court of Appeal of Yazd Province, sentenced Moin Mohammadi, a Baha’i citizen, to one year of serving a sentence under the supervision by wearing electronic wrist or ankle band in the city of Yazd. Previously, at the initial stage., he had been sentenced to six years in prison under tazir[1] law. This Baha’i citizen was arrested by security forces and released on bail in Farvardin [March/April] of this year.

According to the HRANA news agency, the news organ of the Iranian Association of Human Rights Activists, Moin Mohammadi, a Baha’i citizen living in Yazd, was notified of the verdict.

According to this judgment, which was issued, pronounced and notified by Branch 11 of the Yazd Court of Appeals, Moin Mohammadi was acquitted of “membership in the group opposing the regime” and sentenced to one year to serve his sentence under the supervision of an electronic system on his way to work in the industrial town of this city of Yazd on charges of “propaganda activities against the regime”.

In early Farvardin [March/April] of this year, Moin Mohammadi, a Baha’i citizen living in Yazd, was sentenced by the Yazd Revolutionary Court to five years in prison on charges of “membership in the group opposing the regime” and 1 year in prison on charges of “propaganda activities against the regime”

This Baha’i citizen was arrested by security forces in Yazd on 19 Dey last year [9 January 2019].

The moment, Mr. Mohammadi’s family found out that he had not arrived at his place of work, they followed-up and after a few hours they noticed his arrest.

It is worth mentioning that before his arrest, the security forces went to his house and in addition to searching his house, they also searched Mr. Mohammadi’s father home, while the search warrant was related to Moin Mohammadi’s house After thoroughly searching of their homes, officers took away cell phones, laptops, and a number of books and personal items.

On the evening of Wednesday, 21 Farvardin 1398 [10 April 2019], he was finally released on bail from Yazd Prison.

 

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