Iran sentences protesters to prison terms and hundreds of lashes

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A court in Iran confirmed prison sentences against three residents of a southwestern city who joined the nationwide protests in November 2019.

The 102nd Branch of the Behbahan Criminal Court upheld the sentences of three protesters arrested during the November 2019 protests.

The three protesters Sattar Afshinpour, Bahman Amini and Mohammad Tayebi were tried in absentia and the three men were sentenced to a total of 13 years of prison and 222 lashes.

Sattar Afshinpour was charged with “destruction and torching banks and public facilities” and “disruption of public order” and sentenced to 11 years of prison and 74 lashes.

Bahman Amini and Mohammad Tayebi were each sentenced to 1 year of prison and 74 lashes for “disruption of public order”.

The initial trial was held in October 2020, and the verdict was confirmed on March 1.

36 protesters from Behbahan were handed their sentences by the city’s criminal court on October 22. The defendants were sentenced to a total of 109 years in prison and 2,590 lashes, while each individual was fined more than 3 million tomans.

According to the verdict, The protesters had been convicted of disturbing public order, disobeying security agents and vandalizing public property.

Source » iran-hrm

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