Ten Month Prison Sentence Upheld for Shiraz Baha’i Citizens

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10-bshsi [RAHANA 21 Aug. 2011] The 10 month prison sentence for the Baha’i citizens who were arrested 2 years ago has been upheld by the appeals court.

Haleh Houshmandi, Kavous Zargham, Keivan Karami, Farham Masoumi, Vahdat Dana and Afshin Ahsanian are the Shiraz Baha’i citizens who were arrested in 2009 and were later released on bail after being held in the detention center of Shiraz Intelligence Ministry.

According to the Human Rights House of Iran, the lower court sentenced them to 10 months in prison.

Shiraz Recently, their lawyers were informed that the lower court’s verdict has been upheld by the appeals court.  The summons order states that they have to appear at Shiraz Revolutionary Court in order to serve their sentence in the next 20 days.

Source: http://www.rahana.org/en/?p=11754

Persian Article: http://www.rahana.org/archives/43529



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