Iran's Supreme court shows no mercy on activist Sadeghi and spouse Iraee
By Kaveh Taheri
Feb 24, Tehran: Ultimately, Islamist authorities of occupied Iran affirmed the highest sentence against Arash Sadeghi (19 years in prison) and his wife Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee (6 years in prison) on February 22, 2016.
The sentence was previously held at Branch 15 of the Islamic Revolutionary Court chaired by the infamous Judge Salavati.Arash Sadeghi, 30, an Iranian student rights activist, was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment at Branch 15 of the Islamic Revolutionary Court chaired by Judge Salavati, his wife Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee, 35, also sentenced to six years in prison.
The Judge Salavati ruled 19 year in prison sentence for Sadeghi.Arash Sadeghi, who was kicked out of Alameh Tabatabai University, was arrested by Iran’s security forces at his work on 6th Sep, 2014. and he was accused of three crimes “gathering demonstrators, organizing protests against the regime”, “ creating a propaganda against the regime” and “insulting 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.
As a result of torture inflicted by the Ministry of Intelligence on 2014, he suffered a broken rib and shoulder and to this day he is still suffering from the effects of those injuries. He requires effective and urgent medical care, including surgery to his injured shoulder.Despite this, his detention has been extended and he has been sentenced to about seven months in solitary confinement at 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 of 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.This time round, the bias Judge Salavati dished out his former suspended sentence against the defendant and now Sadeghi's that the total penalty has become 19 years in prison."
Similarly, his wife Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee, who was not able to attend court due to her critical condition after the Ovarian Fibroma surgery, despite her absence received a similar verdict was carried out in absentia. The most serious and widespread health risk to her comes from the operation. She has been sentenced to six years in prison for “blasphemy” and “propaganda against the regime” at the same court by the same judge.
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