Iran: Imprisonment sentence for Seven Civil Rights Activists

Iran: Imprisonment sentence for Seven Civil Rights Activists

Published by on January 9, 2020

International Liberty association: According to human rights organisation from Iran, seven civil rights activists were arrested during the commemoration ceremony held 40 days after the killing of Navid Behboudi, on 26 December, 2019. Navid Behboudi is one of the victims of last November’s protests.

Mahrokh Rousta, Kaveh Mozaffari, Faraz Roshan, Jelveh Javaheri, Farough Saminia, Ahmad Zahedi Langeroudi, and Houman Tahririn had a brief phone conversation with their families. However, their accusations are not yet confirmed.

 On 1 January, 2020, Forough Saminia, Jelveh Javaheri, Mahrokh Rousta were transferred to Lakan Prison in Rasht from the Rasht’s Intelligence Department’s detention centre, upon completion of their interrogation. On the same day, Kaveh Mozaffari, Ahmad Zahedi Langeroudi, Houman Tahriri, and Faraz Roshan were transferred to Ziabar Prison in Gilan Province. They were transferred to the aforementioned prisons although the prosecutor’s office announced earlier that all the arrestees can be released on bail.

ILA: Farough Saminia, Jelveh Javaheri, and Kaveh Mozaffari are women’s rights activists while Ahmad Zahedi Langeroudi is a journalist and a member of the Iranian Writer’s Association. They were arrested along with several others, namely Amir Eslami, Sara Zaher Kerdar, Fahimeh Kameli, and Azar Jafari who were also attending this commemoration ceremony but were later released.

Navid Behboudi was a 23-year old model originally from Gilan residing in Shahr-e-Qods. On 17 November, 2019, he was fatally shot during the last November’s protest in Shahr-e-Qods.

On 20 November, 2019, his body was received by his family and was buried in Mahvizan, a village in the rural district of Sowme’eh Sara County, Gilan Province. 

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