Iran: 21 Years Imprisonment for Arash Sadeghi and His Wife

Monday, August 24, 2015 10:31:42 AM 

Arash Sadeghi, an Iranian student rights activist, was convicted to 15 years imprisonment at Branch 15 of the Islamic Revolutionary Court chaired by Judge Salavati, his wife Golrokh Ebrahimi Eirai also sentenced to six years in prison.The bias Judge Salavati flung out his former suspended sentence  against Arash Sadeghi that the total penalty would be 19 years in prison.

Arash Sadeghi, the fired student from Alameh Tabatabai University, was arrested by Iran�s security forces at his work on 6 Sep 2014.

Mr. Sadeghi accused of �gathering demonstration and collusion against the regime�, �propaganda against the regime� and �insulting to the Supreme Leader of Iran�.

Arash�s detention had been frequently extended despite his critical health condition. He had has extremely painful experiences in prison�both psychologically and physically when officials raided his father�s house at 4 am on 30 Oct 2010 during his former arrest. His mother suffered a fatal heart attack and died as a result of the shock of the raid. 

He currently suffers from a broken rib and shoulder as a result of torture inflicted in the Ministry of Intelligence detention centers. He needs effective and urgent medical care, including surgery on his injured shoulder.

Contrary to the imperative medical care, Arash's detention has been extended, and he has been exposed for about seven months to solitary confinement in the Intelligence Agency�s prison.

On 12 Oct 2013,  he was released from Section 209 of Evin prison, after 19 months in solitary confinement, torture and hunger strike; only after 11 months being free he was arrested again on 6 Sep 2014 and was transferred to Ward 2-A of Sepah detention center.

Finally, he was released on the bail of 600 million Tomans (21,000 $) from the prison, till the trial to be met.

Mr. Sadeghi is one of the students who was denied education because of his student�s activity. Many of the Iranian citizens were deprived of education and occupation because of their civil-political activities ever since the Islamic Revolution of Iran in 1979.

Golrokh Ebrahimi Eirai would not able to attend in the court due to her critical condition after the surgery, the verdict was carried out in absentia. The most serious and widespread health risk to her comes from the operation. She was sentenced to six years in prison for �blasphemy� and �propaganda against the regime� at the same court by the same judge.

The other activists Behnam Mousivand and Navid Kamran were convicted to 18 months in prison on the charge of propaganda against the regime of Iran.


By: Kaveh Taheri