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[Adapted from website:] Iran Wire

[Date:] 26 Shahrivar 1397 [17 September 2018]

 

Confirmation of Imprisonment Sentence of Four Baha’i Citizens in Mashhad

Ostan Wire – The imprisonment sentence of four Baha’i citizens, Dorri Amri, May Kholousi, Saghi Fadaie and Shayan Tafazzoli, has been upheld by the Mashhad Court of Appeals.

In Khordad 1393 [May/June 2014], these four Baha’is were arrested in Mashhad and released on bail two months later.

After two court hearings held on 27 Azar 1393 [18 December 2014], and 27 Khordad 1396 [17 June 2017], Branch 3 of the Revolutionary Court of Mashhad, presided over by Judge Soltani, these Baha’i citizens were each sentenced to one year in prison under tazir[1] law on charges of “propaganda against the regime”. The verdict issued on 24 Shahrivar [17 September 2017] was upheld, pronounced and notified to the above-mentioned defendants.

Over the past week, five other Baha’is have been sentenced to one year in prison under tazir law and one year in exile on charges of “propaganda against the regime” in Shiraz. The case of these people was related to the year 1393 [2014/2015].

 

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