BREAKING NEWS – Dr. Mehdi Khazali Sentenced to 14 Years Prison, 10 Years Exile & 90 Lashes

February 5th, 2012 [BBC Farsi] – Dr. Mehdi Khazali, web blogger critical of the ruling government of Iran was sentenced today by the 26th branch of the Revolutionary Court presided by Judge Pir Abbasi  to 14 years in prison, 10 years exile and 90 lashes.

The sentence was also confirmed by Dr. Khazali’s lawyer Mohammad Hossein Aghassi.

It is worth mentioning that this harsh sentence was rendered by the Revolutionary Court despite the fact that Dr. Khazali is reportedly in dire physical condition and on the 27th day of a hunger strike. Furthermore, Dr. Khazali was reportedly transferred to the infirmary at Evin prison two days ago as a result of a bleeding ulcer.

Mehdi Khazali was arrested on numerous occasions after the 10th presidential elections in Iran.  He is the son of Ayatollah Abolfazl Khazali, a member of the Assembly of Experts.

Source: BBC Farsi – http://www.bbc.co.uk/persian/rolling_news/2012/02/120205_rln_l21_khazali_prison.shtml

Translator’s Note: According to reports by Khabarnegaran Sabz, Dr. Khazali’s facebook page confirms that Dr. Khazali was sentenced by the 26th branch of the Revolutionary Court presided over by Judge Pir Abbassi to 90 lashes, 14 years imprisonment at Borazjan Prison in Bushehr Province and another 10 years in exile in Borazjan upon completion of his prison sentence.

Source: http://www.greencorrespondents.com/2012/02/blog-post_6267.html

مهدی خزعلی به ۱۴ سال حبس و ۱۰ سال تبعید محکوم شد

به روز شده:  15:07 گرينويچ – 05 فوريه 2012 – 16 بهمن 1390

قوه قضاییه ایران، مهدی خزعلی، وبلاگ‌نویس منتقد دولت را به ۱۴ سال حبس، ۱۰ سال تبعید و ۹۰ ضربه شلاق محکوم کرد.

این حکم در دادگاهی به ریاست قاضی پیرعباسی صادر شده است.

محمد حسین آقاسی، وکیل آقای خزعلی نیز این حکم را تائید کرده است.

در حالی حکم دادگاه بدوی اعلام شده که وضعیت جسمی این زندانی سیاسی در بیست و هفتمین روز اعتصاب غذای خود وخیم گزارش شده است.

گزارش شده که آقای خزعلی دو روز پیش به دلیل خونریزی معده به بهداری زندان اوین منتقل شده بود.

آقای خزعلی پس از انتخابات دهمین دور ریاست جمهوری چندین بار بازداشت شد.

مهدی خزعلی فرزند ابوالقاسم خزعلی، از اعضای مجلس خبرگان است.

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