The Six-Year Prison Sentence for Rezvaneh Ahmad Khanbeigi was Upheld by the Court of Appeals

The six-year prison sentence for Rezvaneh Ahmad Khanbeigi, a civil activist imprisoned in Evin Prison, was upheld by Branch 36 of the Court of Appeals, chaired by Judge Zargar. The citizen was initially sentenced to 6 years in prison by Branch 24 of the Revolutionary Court of Tehran, presided over by Judge Amoozad, on charges of “conspiracy to commit a crime against internal / external security” and “propaganda activity against the Islamic Republic of Iran (gasoline)”. According to this sentence, and according to Article 134 of the Islamic Penal Code, the maximum punishment of 5 years in prison is executable.

According to the Campaign to Defend Political and Civil Prisoners, the six-year prison sentence for Rezvaneh Ahmad Khanbeigi, an imprisoned civil activist, was upheld in Branch 36 of the Court of Appeals.

The judgement, filed by Judge Zargar, head of Branch 36 of the Tehran Court of Appeals and advisor to the Abbas Ali Hozan branch, on April 13th, 2020, states that since the appeal letter does not comply with the penal process and also there is no justifiable objection that would invalidate it; therefore, in accordance with paragraph A of Article 455 of the law, while rejecting the appeal, it will upheld the preliminary court decision as final.

Ms. Khanbeigi was sentenced by a Branch 24 of the Revolutionary Court to five years in prison on charges of “conspiracy to commit a crime against national security” and and one year in prison for “propaganda activity against the regime”.

Rezvaneh Ahmad Khanbeigi was previously arrested along with two other citizens in Tehran on January 9th, 2019.

According to Campaign sources, Ms. Rezvaneh Khanbeigi needs to use her own medications due to epilepsy and neurological diseases, and this has worried her relatives about her condition.

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