Molavi Fazl Al Rahman Kouhi, a renowned Iranian Baluch cleric who has been detained in the IRGC detection center in Mashhad, northwestern Iran, since November 2019, sentenced to prison terms.
According to the Campaign for the Defense of Political and Civil Prisoners, Molavi Fazl Al Rahman Kouhi, the director of Al-Harameyn school and the Friday prayer leader for Pashamagh, in Sistan and Baluchestan Province, southeast of the country, was sentenced to prison.
Molavi Kouhi informed his son-in-law in a phone call on September 30th (2020) that he had been sentenced to 6 years and 1 months in prison.
Civil society activists reported that Molavi Koohi’s trial was closed to the public and lacked transparency, and the defense of the lawyer assigned to him has not taken into consideration and his sentence has been announced by the security agents.
A report released by the Baluch Activists Campaign (BAC) did not mention any charges against the cleric.
Molavi Fazl Al Rahman Kouhi was arrested on November 28, 2019, after being summoned to a Special Court for the Clergy in Mashhad, and after a year of detention and indecision, was sentenced to 6 years and 1 months imprisonment.
Following the arrest of Molavi Fazl Al Rahman Kouhi in Mashhad, widespread protests took place in various cities of Sistan and Baluchestan Province, especially in Rask and Sarbaz cities, a number of protesters were killed and injured, and internet and communication lines in Sistan and Baluchestan Province were shut down for about 20 days.
Molavi Fazl Al Rahman Kouhi is one of the critics of the policies of the Islamic Republic who defended the protesters of November 2019 and considered their demands to be right.