One-year imprisonment for photographer who took photos during Ashura ‘88


Human Rights House in Iran – Security agents had arrested Arash Azarheimi, a photographer from the province of Mazandaran and city of Babolsar, for taking pictures during the Ashura demonstrations in 2009. After almost a year, he has been sentenced.

The Revolutionary Court of Babol issued the sentence where in accordance to Article 500 of the penal code, Arash was convicted of “propaganda against the regime” along with taking pictures of illegal gatherings during the Ashura protests.

According to Jaras News, he has received a one-year suspended prison term stemming from this sentencing.

Arash is a photographic artist who is a member of the Mamtir Photography Forum. His photographs have been displayed in dozens of local exhibitions and also at international exhibitions.




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