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Iranian sentenced to 10 years in prison for letter calling for Khamenei’s resignation

After the appeal request was rejected, the sentence issued against him became final, and he was informed of it while he was in detention

Hrana News Agency, a spokeswoman for the Iranian Human Rights Activists Association, reported that the Fourth Division of the Iranian Revolutionary Court in Mashhad has issued a 10-year non-appealable prison sentence against the writer, activist and teacher Abbas Vahidian Shahroudi, for signing a collective letter from 14 prominent activists demanding the resignation of the Iranian Human Rights Activists Association. The regime’s supreme leader, Ali Khamenei.

This came after the appeal request was rejected, as the verdict against him became final, and he was informed of it while he was in detention.

The merits of the case date back to 2019, when Shahroudi was arrested on charges of “forming an organization with the aim of disturbing the security of the country.”

Despite the passage of nearly 70 days since the arrest of Abbas and Wahidian Shahroudi and the formation of a new file for his case, it was submitted to the Mashhad court, without the authorization of a lawyer yet, according to what “Hrana” news agency reported

The report indicated that the health condition of this activist detained in one of the solitary confinement cells of the Mashhad Intelligence Center deteriorated, as he was not allowed to bring medicine to him.

Abbas Wahedian Shahroudi was arrested for the first time by Iranian intelligence in the city of “Radvan Shahr” on September 1, 2019 and he was released on bail in July 2020 to be arrested again last August

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