Ahmad Alizadeh, a 51-year-old high school teacher and one of the detainees of the anti-government uprising of Women Life Freedom in Abdanan, Ilam Province, has been transferred to Ilam Central Prison to serve a 27-month sentence.
In recent days, after the confirmation of his sentence, Alizadeh received an electronic notification to appear at the Enforcement of Judgements Department of the Public and Revolutionary Prosecutor’s Office in Abdanan to begin serving his sentence, the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has learned.
A video of Alizadeh arriving at Ilam Central Prison to commence his sentence has been circulating on social media platforms.
Alizadeh was arrested by security forces on 18 October 2022 during the anti-government protests in Abdanan, Ilam Province. He was released 15 days later on bail of 10 billion rials – nearly 20,000 USD.
On 8 January, he was rearrested after being summoned to the city court and released two days later on bail of 4 billion rials – 8,000 USD.
His trial took place in absentia on 14 February, at the first branch of the Islamic Revolutionary Court in Ilam, presided over by Judge Rajab Mohammadi.
According to the verdict, Alizadeh was sentenced to 27 months and one day in prison on charges of “forming a group of more than two individuals with the intention of disrupting national security” and “propaganda against the state”, as well as,
Additionally, he was sentenced to one and a half years of disqualification from public service and one and a half years of compulsory residence in the city of Fanuj, in the province of Sistan and Baluchestan.
In June, the Administrative Violations Department of the Education Ministry in Ilam ordered his forced retirement.