Tohid Amir Amini and Kianoush Aslani were Sentenced to Total of Twelve and Half Years in Prison by Appeal Court

Tohid Amir Amini and Kianoush Aslani, two of the Turkish (Azerbaijani) activists imprisoned in Evin Prison, were sentenced to a total of 12- and 1/2-years in prison by Judge Zargar, the head of the Tehran District Court of Appeals Branch 36.

According to the Campaign for the Defense of Political and Civil Prisoners, Tehran’s Court of Appeal’s Branch 36 of the Tehran Province upheld the total of 12- and 1/2-years prison terms for two inmates in Evin Prison, Tohid Amir Amini and Kianoush Aslani.

According to the judgment issued by Branch 36, Mr. Amir Amini and Amir Aslani were sentenced to seven and a half years in prison and five years in prison, respectively, and two years band from membership in any organization or political group on charges of “gathering and colluding to disrupt national security”.

The trial of the two Azerbaijani activists was held on for Sunday, June 22nd, 2019.

Branch 26 of the Tehran Revolutionary Court, chaired by Judge Iman Afshari, sentenced Tohid Amir Amini to seven and a half years in prison on charges of “gathering and colluding to disturb national security” and one and a half years in prison on charges of “propaganda against the system”. Kianoush Aslani was also sentenced to five years in prison on charges of “gathering and colluding to disrupt national security” and acquitted of propaganda against the regime. Kianoush Aslani had also been band on membership in organizations and political groups for two years.

Kianoush Aslani, a postgraduate student in civil engineering at Tehran Azad University and Tohid Amir Amini, a civil activist, were arrested on Wednesday, February 20th, 2019. During the arrest, they were distributing posters for international Day of Mother Tongue in Tehran and ttaken to to the Ministry of Intelligence’s detention center in Evin Prison Ward 209. The two were transferred to Ward 4 of Evin Prison after interrogation.

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