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January 26, 2022

Farhaam Saabet and Farzaan Ma`sumi begin 2-year prison terms

HRANA, January 24, 2022. –

On January 23, Farhaam Saabet (فرهام ثابت) and Farzaan Ma`sumi (فرزان معصومی) reported to Adelabad Prison in Shiraz to begin serving their 2-year sentences. Mr Saabet and Ma`sumi were initially sentenced to five years in prison (with an additional one-year concurrent sentence) by Judge Sayyid Mahmud Saadaati (قاضی سید محمود ساداتی), sitting in the Revolutionary Court in Shiraz. The Provincial Review Court reduced this to two years in prison. They were charged with propaganda activities against the regime and membership in opposition groups. They were arrested on the morning of February 12, 2017, when their homes were searched and religious and non-religous books, mobile phones and computers were seized, along with family photos and religious images. They were held at the Revolutionary Guards’ Intelligence Detention Center (Detention Facility 100) in Shiraz, and were freed on bail on the morning of February 22. Bail was set at 200 million tumans each (59,000 euros ; $US 62,000). Farzaan Ma`sumi was again arrest on October 21, 2019, along with Kiaana Sho`aari (کیانا شعاعی) and Soroush Abaadi (سروش آبادی). It was later claimed that they were holding a religious ceremony that would eclipse the Arba’een Pilgrimage in Karbala, but this allegation seems to have been dropped now.

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