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August 4, 2021

Mariam Claren: Nahid and Other Political Prisoners Sentenced

Verdict from Tehran court sentences total 38 years

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August 4, 2021
Dear press, dear supporters,
My mother Nahid Taghavi has been sentenced to 10 years and 8 months by Revolutionary Court 26 in Iran.
-10 years for membership in an illegal group
-8 months for propaganda against the regime
Both charges have been dismissed by my mother.

I will inform you of further details in the next few days. For today, my family and I have to let that sink in.
I thank everyone who has accompanied us on this path.
Kind regards,
Mariam Claren

(The International Emergency Campaign to Free Iran's Political Prisoners received this press release from Mariam Claren, daughter of accused political prisoner Nahid Taghavi)

Nahid Taghavi, Somayeh Kargar, Bahareh Soleimani, Nazanin Mohammadnejad and Mehran Raouf were sentenced by Branch 26 of the Revolutionary Court of Tehran to a total of 38 years in prison. The court hearings of these citizens, along with Elham Samimi,another defendant in this case, were held in this branch on 28 May and 13 June.

Dear press, dear supporters,
My mother Nahid Taghavi has been sentenced to 10 years and 8 months by Revolutionary Court 26 in Iran.
-10 years for membership in an illegal group
-8 months for propaganda against the regime
Both charges have been dismissed by my mother.

I will inform you of further details in the next few days. For today, my family and I have to let that sink in.
I thank everyone who has accompanied us on this path.
Kind regards,
Mariam Claren

(The International Emergency Campaign to Free Iran's Political Prisoners received this press release from Mariam Claren, daughter of accused political prisoner Nahid Taghavi)

Nahid Taghavi, Somayeh Kargar, Bahareh Soleimani, Nazanin Mohammadnejad and Mehran Raouf were sentenced by Branch 26 of the Revolutionary Court of Tehran to a total of 38 years in prison. The court hearings of these citizens, along with Elham Samimi,another defendant in this case, were held in this branch on 28 May and 13 June.

Nahid Taghavi, Somayeh Kargar, Bahareh Soleimani, Nazanin Mohammadnejad and Mehran Raouf were sentenced to imprisonment by the Revolutionary Court of Tehran, according to the HRANA news agency.

 According to the verdict issued by Branch 26 of the Revolutionary Court of Tehran, presided over by Judge Iman Afshari, and communicated to the lawyers of these citizens, Nahid Taghavi and Mehran Raouf were each charged with "participation in the management of an illegal group and propaganda activities against the regime," 10 years and 8 months imprisonment. Somayeh Kargar and Bahareh Soleimani on charges of "participation in the management of an illegal group and propaganda activities against the regime," each sentenced to 6 years and 8 months imprisonment, and Nazanin Mohammadnejad for "Propaganda activity against the regime" was sentenced to 3 years and 4 months, and a total of 38 years in prison. As of this writing, the status of Elham Samimi's case is no longer known.

The first session of the court hearing the charges against these citizens was held on May 28, and the second session was held on June 13 in this branch.

Tweet from Mariam Claren, Aug 4

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