Eleven years total prison time for 3 writers of Saryae Ahl-e Ghalam

Committee of Human Rights Reporters – The Tehran Revolutionary court presided by Judge Salavati informed 3 writers from Saraye Ahl-e Ghalam of their sentences per phone.

According to CHRR, Akbar Amini was handed a 5-year prison sentence; 4 years for “assembly and collusion against national security,” and one year for “propaganda against the regime,” along with a 5-year ban from membership in any political party or group, and activity in any Internet or media outlet. A one-year suspended term from a previous sentencing was also enforced, requiring him to spend a total of 6 years in prison.

Pejman Zafarmand was handed a 3-year prison sentence on charges of “assembly and collusion against national security,” along with a 5-year ban from membership in any political party or group, and activity in any Internet or media outlet.

Mohammad Parsi was handed a 3-year prison sentence; 2 years on charges of “assembly and collusion against national security via the Internet,” and one year on the charge of “propaganda against the regime,” along with a 5-year ban from membership in any political party or group, and activity in any Internet or media outlet.

On October 30, 2012, Security agents raided a gathering of the Saraye Ahl-e Ghalam (Association of Writers) and arrested around 70 members who were present at the meeting. Most of them were later released but security agents transferred 17 members in a police van to Evin prison. Agents detained Pejman Zafarmand and Mehdi Karimi later.

Mehdi Khazali remains behind bars in Ward 209 of Evin prison and continues his hunger strike in protest of the his illegal arrest and mistreatment of prisoners. Other members of Sarye Ahl-e Ghalam have recently been summoned to appear in court to face their chages.

صدور ۱۱ سال حبس برای سه نفر از بازداشت شدگان سرای اهل قلم

Saraye Ahl-e Ghalam

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