Rassoul Bodaghi’s Five-Year Prison Sentence for Participating in Protests
Rassoul Bodaghi, a Member of the Board of Directors of the Iranian Teachers’ Association, has been sentenced to six years in prison and a five years’ ban on partisan activities. Bodaghi is also a member of the Unity Council for Democracy and Human Rights in Iran. His lawyer, Massoud Shafie told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that his client has been sentenced at Branch 15 of the Revolutionary Courts with Judge Salavati presiding.
“My client has been sentenced to five years in prison for ‘attending gatherings with the intent to disrupt national security,’ and one year for ‘propagating against the regime,’ and a five-year ban on participating in political parties and groups,” said Rassoul Bodaghi’s lawyer, Massoud Shafie. “Despite my client’s request, I will appeal the sentence during the allotted 20 days after the ruling, in order to protect my client’s rights,” added Shafie.
Rassoul Bodaghi, a former member of the Human Rights Activists in Iran organization and member of the Iranian Teachers’ Association, is currently at Ward 6 of Rajaee Shahr Prison.