Mehdi Gholizadeh Aghdam, a member of the youth branch of the Freedom Movement of Iran, has been sentenced to 6 years in prison.
Judge Pirabbasi has sentenced him to 6 years in prison for membership in the Freedom Movement of Iran, attempting to dishonor the Islamic Republic, participating in the Ashura protests, disrespecting the sacred, and acting against national security by assembly and conspiracy.
He was arrested during the Ashura protests of last year and spent 65 days in the security ward of Evin Prison.
The Revolutionary Court has sentenced the reformist journalists and political activists to heavy sentences since the disputed presidential elections. Some examples include Emad Bahavar’s 10 year prison term and 10 year ban from activities in groups, media and on the web, 7 years of imprisonment and 74 lashes for Amir Khorram, 6 years of imprisonment and 74 lashes for Sara Tavasoli, 3 years of imprisonment for Farid Taheri, a 3 year prison term for Amir Hossein Kazemi, and 2 years of imprisonment for Leila Tavasoli. The aforementioned individuals are all members of the Freedom Movement of Iran.
The Secretary General of the Freedom Movement of Iran Ebrahim Yazdi is currently in detention and awaiting his court hearing.