Political activist sentenced to 5 years in prison after 441 days of ‘temporary detention’


GVF — An revolutionary court has sentenced Mohammad-Saber Abbasian, a member of the Islamic Iran Participation Front (IIPF) to five years in prison.

According to opposition website Tahavolesabz, after fifteen court sessions and remaining in “temporary detention” for 441 days, Abbasian was finally informed of the court’s decision on Thursday.

Abbasian is the vide-chairman of the youth branch of the IIPF in the city of Shiraz and headed the Shiraz division of the “88 Campaign” which supported Mir Hossein Mousavi in the 2009 presidential race which was overshadowed by widespread rigging.

The political activist was arrested on 8 March 2010 and has been in prison ever since.



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