Babak Karimi, a Kurdish civilian who was arrested by security forces during the Woman, Life, Freedom uprising in Eyvan-e Gharb in Ilam province and released on bail after a few months, has been sentenced to a total of nine years in prison.
The Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has learned that the protester was sentenced to five years in prison on charges of “assembly and collusion with the intent to disrupt national security”, two years in jail for “insulting the Leader [of the Islamic Republic]” and two years in prison for “insulting the founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran”.
Karimi, from Eyvan-e Gharb, was tried on 2 May in Branch Two of the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Ilam, and the verdict was delivered to him on 1 July.
Under Iran’s Law on Consolidation of Sentences, the maximum sentence of five years’ imprisonment out of a total of nine years’ imprisonment is enforceable.
Karimi was arrested by security forces during the Woman, Life, Freedom uprising in Eyvan-e Gharb on 21 September 2022 and taken to the Ministry of Intelligence detention centre in Ilam.
He was subjected to physical and psychological torture during interrogation and forced to make false “confessions”.
After interrogation, he was transferred to the temporary detention facility of the Ilam Central Prison and was released on 6 February on bail of 20 billion Iranian rials, which is nearly 40,000 USD.