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The List of Male Prisoners Charged with Muharebeh and Sentenced to between 15 to 20 Years in Prison

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HRANA News Agency –

According to the changes related to Muharebeh (waging war against god) in the New Islamic Penal Code, those who have been convicted of Muharebeh based on the previous penal code, will now have the possibility for a retrial, commutation and release. Currently tens of prisoners in Iranian prisons are convicted of Muharebeh for different reasons, this includes at least 37 male prisoners who are facing 15 to 20 years of imprisonment. The following is the fourth list published in regards to “Prisoners Convicted of Muharebeh” and is dedicated to these 37 male prisoners. The previously published lists in this series include “Women Convicted of Muharebeh”, “Male Prisoners Sentenced to life in prison”, and “Male Prisoners Sentenced to More than 20 Years in Prison.”

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), there are currently at least thirty-seven male prisoners in Iranian prisons who have been convicted of Muharebeh for different reasons and have been sentenced between 15 to 20 years of imprisonment. Since 2013, According to the changes in regards of Muharebeh in the new Islamic Penal Code, these prisoners could apply for retrial. Many of them could receive commutations and reach their release soon and considering the long prison terms of some of them, it could provide them the possibility of being release. Based on the new Penal Code, adopted in 2013, the charges of “Muharebeh (waging war against god)”, “Mofset-Fil-Arz (Sowing Corruption on earth)” and “Baghi (withdrawing from the obedience of the Islamic religious authority)” under Articles 279 to 288 have been redefined.

According to section B of article 10 of the new Islamic Penal Code adopted in 2013, whether before the executing or during a sentence the judge in charge is obliged to request the court of the final judgement for the modification of the sentence in accordance with the new penal code. In addition, based on this article the convict could ask for commutation from the issuing court and in accordance with the new law.

The following is the list of mentioned 37 prisoners facing 15 to 20 years of imprisonment, along with the details obtained by HRANA:

Parviz Mansouri
Charges: Muharebeh through cooperating with an organization that is opposing the system (People’s Mojahedin of Iran)
Date of Arrest: September 2007
Sentence: 17 years
Location: Rajai Shahr Prison of Karaj

Abol Ghasem (Javad) Fouladvand
Charges: Muharebeh through cooperating with an organization that is opposing the system (People’s Mojahedin of Iran)
Date of arrest: 2013
Sentenced: 18 years
Location: Rajai Shahr Prison of Karaj

Hassan Sadeghi
Charges: Muharebeh through cooperating with an organization that is opposing the system (People’s Mojahedin of Iran)
Date of arrest: 2015
Sentence: 15 years
Location: Rajai Shahr Prison of Karaj

Peyman Arefi
charges: Muharebeh through cooperating with an organization that is opposing the system (Kingdome Assembly of Iran)
Date of arrest: 2nd April 2009
Sentence: 15 years

Location: Rajai Shahr Prison of Karaj

Comments: His cousin (Arash Rahmani) for similar charges had been executed in 2009. On 17, December 2013, the mother and wife of this prisoner lost their lives as a result of a car accident on their way back from Masjed Soleiman (the place of his exile at the time).

Ahmad Karimi
Charges: Muharebeh through cooperating with an organization that is opposing the system (Kingdome Assembly of Iran)
Date of arrest: May 2009
Sentence: 15 years
Location: Rajai Shahr Prison of Karaj

Mohammad Akrami-Pour
Charges: Muharebeh through acting against national security
Date of arrest: Nov 2013
Sentence: 15 years
Location: Rajai Shahr Prison of Karaj

Hadi Ghaemi
Charges: Muharebeh through cooperating with an organization that is opposing the system (People’s Mojahedin of Iran)
Date of arrest: 27 December 2009
Sentence: 15 years
Location: Rajai Shahr Prison of Karaj

Saeed Sangar
Charges: Muharebeh through cooperating with an organization that is opposing the system (People’s Mojahedin of Iran)
Date of arrest: 2000
sentence: 18 years
Location: Urmia Prison

Mohammad-Saber Malek Raeesi
Charges: Muharebe through cooperation with the opposition in Baluchistan
Date of arrest: 24 September 2009
Sentence: 15 years
Location: Ardebil Prison
Comments: he was arrested at the age of 15

Hamed Rigi
Charges: Muharebe through cooperation with the opposition in Baluchistan
Date of Arrest: 2008
Sentence: 15 years
Location: Masjed Soleiman Prison

Ahmad Tamouyi
Charges: Muharebe through cooperation with one of the opposition groups in Kurdistan
Date of arrest: 24 October 2007
Sentence: 15 years
Location: Urmia Prison

Mostafa Sabzi
Charges: Muharebe through cooperation with one of the opposition groups in Kurdistan
Date of arrest: June 2014
Sentence: 15 years
Location: Urmia Prison

Ali Yeganeh
Charges: Muharebe through cooperation with one of the opposition groups in Kurdistan
Date of arrest: 2014
Sentence: 15 years
Location: Urmia Prison

Mostafa Samiee
Charges: Muharebe through cooperation with one of the opposition groups in Kurdistan
Date of arrest: 2015
Location: Urmia Prison

Hassan Rastegar
Charges: Muharebe through cooperation with one of the opposition groups in Kurdistan
Date of arrest: 2014
Sentence: 17 years
Location: Urmia Prison

Jahandar Mohammadi
Charges: Muharebe through cooperation with one of the opposition groups in Kurdistan
Date of arrest: 21 April 2006
Sentence: 16 years
Location: Sanandaj Prison

Omar Karim Sharif
Charges: Muharebe through cooperation with one of the opposition groups in Kurdistan
Date of arrest: 2000
Sentence: 15 years
Location: Sanandaj Prison
Comments: He is a citizen of Iraq

Mohamad-Amin Abdolahi
Charges: Muharebe through cooperation with one of the opposition groups in Kurdistan
Date of arrest: Fall of 2009
Sentence: 18 years
Location: Birjand Prison
Comments: his brother, Mohammad Abdolahi, was executed at Urmia Prison.

Khalil Fattahi
Charges: Muharebe through cooperation with one of the opposition groups in Kurdistan
Date of arrest: unknown
Sentence: 18 years
Location: Yazd Prison

Saeed Salavati
Charges: Muharebe through cooperation with one of the opposition groups in Kurdistan
Date of arrest: 2009
Sentence: 15 years
Location: Masjed Soleiman Prison

Gholam-Reza Shour-Mardan
Charges: Muharebe through cooperation with one of the opposition groups in Kurdistan
Date of arrest: 31 May 2010
Sentence : Retaliation and 15 years in prison
Location: Sanandaj Prison

Mohsen Hashemi
charges: Muharebeh through cooperation with Arab subversive groups in Khuzestan
Date of arrest: 2010
Sentence: 15 years
Location: Ahvaz Prison

Jafar Kabi
charges: Muharebeh through cooperation with Arab subversive groups in Khuzestan
Date of arrest: winter of 2013
Sentence: 15 years imprisonment and exile to Yazd
Location: Yazd Prison

Yousef Kharji
charges: Muharebeh through cooperation with Arab subversive groups in Khuzestan
Date of arrest: winter of 2013
sentence: 15 years of imprisonment and exile to Shiraz
Location: Shiraz Prison

Ahmad Kabi
charges: Muharebeh through cooperation with Arab subversive groups in Khuzestan
Date of arrest: winter of 2013
Sentence: 15 years of imprisonment and exile to Kerman
Location: Kerman Prison
Comments: His Father’s name is Rahim.

Abbas Sagoori
Charges: Muharebeh through cooperation with subversive groups
Date of arrest: winter of 2013
Sentence: 15 years in prison and exile to Hamedan
Location: Hamedan Prison

Sajjad Beitallah
Charges: Muharebeh through cooperation with subversive groups
Date of arrest: winter of 2013
Sentence: 15years in prison and exile to Gorgan
Location: Gorgan Prison

Adel Moferabi
Charges: Muharebe through Acting Against National Security
Date of arrest: unknown
Sentence: 15 years
Location: Clinic Prison of Ahvaz

Rasoul Mazrae
Charges: Muharebeh through cooperation with subversive groups
Date of arrest: 2006
Sentence: 15 years in prison and exile to Yasouj
Location: Yasouj Prison

Abdul-Hamid Salehzaee
Charges: Muharebeh through cooperation with subversive groups
Date of arrest: unknown
Sentence: 17 years in prison and exile
Location: Zahedan Prison

Abdollah Machkuri
Charges: Muharebeh through cooperation with subversive groups
Date of arrest: 2009
Sentence: 19 years in prison and exile
Location: Zahedan Prison
Comments: His father’s name is Karim Bakhsh

Yahya Sohrab Zehi
Charges: Muharebeh through cooperation with subversive groups
Date of arrest: unknown
Sentence: 19 years in prison and exile
Location: Zahedan Prison

Ebrahim Rigi
Charges: Muharebe through cooperation with the opposition in Baluchistan
Date of arrest: 2009
Sentence: 15 years I prison and exile
Location: Ardebil Prison
Comments: His father’s name is Nazar

Aziz Shahbakhsh
Charges: Muharebe through cooperation with the opposition in Baluchistan
Date of arrest: 2008
Sentence: 15 years in prison and exile
Location: Ardebil Prison

Abdul Rahman Shahbakhsh
Charges: Muharebe through cooperation with the opposition in Baluchistan
Date of arrest: 2008
Sentence: 15 years in prison and exile
Location: Urmia Prison
Comments: His father’s name is Nour Mohammad

Karim Shahbakhsh
Charges: Muharebe through cooperation with the opposition in Baluchistan
Date of arrest: 2008
Sentence: 15 years in prison and exile
Location: Urmia Prison

Ebrahim Rigi
Charges: Muharebe through cooperation with the opposition in Baluchistan
Date of arrest: 2009
Sentence: 15 years in prison and exile
Location: Hamedan Prison
Comments: His father’s name is Seyed Mohammad
Note that the above is the fourth list of the series of lists of names of prisoners in Iranian prisons who have been convicted of Muharebeh. HRANA has previously published “List One: Women Convicted of Moharebeh”, “List Two: Male Prisoners Sentenced to Life In prison”, and “List Three: Male Prisoners Sentenced to More than 20 Years in Prison”. Gradually In the coming days HRANA will publish the names of other prisoners in lists that aim at enlightening the public and to support the implementation of laws that would help to improve the situation of prisoners of conscience in Iran.

Tags: Abbas Sagoori, Abdollah Machkuri, Abdul Rahman Shahbakhsh, Abdul-Hamid Salehzaee, Abol Ghasem Fouladvand, Adel Moferabi, Ahmad Kabi, Ahmad Karimi, Ahmad Tamouyi, Ali Yeganeh, Aziz Shahbakhsh, Ebrahim Rigi, Gholam-Reza Shour-Mardan, Hadi Ghaemi, Hamed Rigi, Hassan Rastegar, Hassan Sadeghi, Jafar Kabi, Jahandar Mohammadi, Karim Shahbakhsh, Khalil Fattahi, Mohamad-Amin Abdolahi, Mohammad Akrami Pour, Mohammad-Saber Malek Raeesi, Mohsen Hashemi, Mostafa Sabzi, Mostafa Samiee, Omar Karim Sharif, Parviz Mansouri, Peyman Arefi, Rasoul Mazrae, Saeed Salavati, Saeed Sangar, Sajjad Beitallah, Yahya Sohrab Zehi, Yousef Kharji