HRA News: Peyman Kashfi Najaf Abaday, a Baha’i resident of Tehran who was arrested by Ministry of Information and released on bail, is sentenced to 4 years in prison.
According to HRA reporters, Peyman Kashfi, a Bahai citizen who was released on 100 Million Tooman bail [Approx. USD $100,000], was tried on Khordad 25 [June 15] in branch 28th of the Revolution court in the presence of judge Mohammad Maghyseh with charge of membership in a unlawful organization, in reference to section 499 of Laws of Islamic Punishments.
Last week, Judge Mohammad Maghyseh changed the reference in his verdict from section 499 to section 498, which would result in a harsher punishment for the defendant, and sentenced the defendant to 4 years in prison.
According to a knowledgeable source, a letter written by the judge for Peyman Kashfi is an exact copy of the opinion of experts from the Ministry of Information; in it the defendant is refered to as being a member of Baha’i’ faith, an element of Zionism.
Translation by Iran Press Watch