Lawyer of woman sentenced to death by stoning jailed for 6 years


The Iranian lawyer of a woman who was sentenced to death in 2006 for adultery has himself been sentenced to six years in prison by a court in Iran, according to human rights group Herana.

The court in the northern Iranian city of Tabriz sentenced Javid Hutan Kian, the lawyer for Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtian for “attacking the Islamic Republic’s security and hurting the reputation of the country by granting interviews to the foreign media regarding criticising the Iranian authorities about the Sakineh casem” Herana said.

According to his lawyer Taqi Mahmoudi, Kianhas already been in prison for one-and-a-half years and is in poor health due to torture.

Kian was arrested by Iranian intelligence agents in October 2010 in Tabriz. Last March he managed to send a smuggled letter to Adnkronos International that said he was tortured in prison and pleaded for international support.

Source: insideofiran
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