Kaveh Rezaiee’s 18 Months Mandatory Prison Term Upheld in Appeals

Friday 9 April 2010

Change for Equality: According to a report by the Committee for Human Rights Reporters, branch 56 of the Appeals Court in Tehran has upheld an 18 month mandatory prison sentence for Kaveh Rezaiee, a student and Campaign activist.

Rezaiee was sentenced to 18 months of mandatory prison in the Fall of 2008 by the Revolutionary Courts in Karaj. The charges brought against Kaveh Rezaiee included "actions against national security, spreading of propaganda against the state, and insulting the founder of the Islamic Republic."

This student rights and women’s rights activist who is now serving his mandatory military duty, was a member of the Central Council of the Islamic Student Organization at Bou Ali University in Hamedan and a member of the Men’s Committee of the Campaign. He was expelled from university due to his political activities in the Spring of 2008. He was arrested Winter of 2008 in the outskirts of Tehran and transferred to a prison managed by local officials of the intelligence ministry in the city of Hamedan. He was released after nine days in detention on a bail order of 50 Million Tomans (roughly 50,000). He was arrested again in the Fall of 2009, but released after two days on a third party guarantee.


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