Source: Radio Zamaneh
An Iranian appeals court has approved new sentences for
three prominent student activists who are already serving out earlier sentences.
Majid Tavakoli (L) and Bahareh Hedayat
reports that Bahraeh Hedayat, Majid Tavakoli and Mehdieh Golrou will now be
serving longer sentences, after the appellate court confirmed their latest
sentencing by Judge Maghiseh.
Bahreh Hedayat will now serve an extra six months, bringing her full sentence to
10 years in jail. Majid Tavakoli will serve eight and a half years, and Mehdieh
Golrou, who was supposed to be released later this month, must now remain in
jail until next May.
On this latest occasion, the three activists were
summoned before court for having issued an announcement of solidarity and
resistance on Iranian National Students Day last December. They were charged
with "propaganda against the regime and collusion against national security."
The three were admonished by Judge Maghiseh to recant their joint statement,
which they refused to do.
The three activists were previously arrested in the crackdown on protesters
following the controversial presidential elections of 2009.
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