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Bahareh Hedayat & Milad Asadi Sentenced to Long Prison Terms

Friday 21 May 2010


RAHANA: The 28th branch of the Revolutionary Court in Tehran has sentenced Bahareh Hedayat to 9 ½ years in prison. Hedayat was tried on charges of anti-state propaganda through interviews with foreign media, insulting the Leader, insulting the president, disrupting public order by participating in illegal gatherings and illegal entry to the Amir Kabir University campus during a visit by Mehdi Karroubi.

According to a RAHANA reporter, Hedayat was given 6 months for insulting the president, 2 years for insulting the Leader and 5 years for anti-state and anti-national security actions. A 2-year suspended prior jail term, which was given to her for organizing a gathering in June 2006, has also been added to the new court ruling.

Meanwhile, judge Moghiseh, from the 28th branch of the Revolutionary Court, has sentenced Milad Asadi, another senior member of the Advar Tahkim Vahdat Office, to 7 years in prison.

Hedayat was arrested on December 31, 2009, and is currently detained at Evin’s women’s ward. Asadi was arrested on November 30, 2009, and is currently detained at ward 350 of Evin Prison.

 

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