Iranian student activist, Abdollah Momeni has been sentenced to 8 years in
prison by Iranian judiciary. Fatemeh Adinehvand, the accused's wife told Zamaneh
that Mr. Momeni has been sentenced to six years in prison for "participating in
post-election gatherings" on top of a two year sentence which he received for
earlier charge of "activities against national security."
Ms. Adinehvand told Zamaneh that his husband did not
take part in any gatherings. She also maintains that his trial was behind closed
doors without any defence attorneys present.
Ms. Adinehvand is given an appointment to meet her husband next Wednesday.
Adollah Momeni was also presented in the mass trial of election protesters in
summer giving self-incriminatory testimony against his past political
Most of the protesters tried in these mass trials followed the same pattern of
recantation and self-incrimination which opposition forces claim were the result
of detainee coercion.
Abdullah Momeni was the spokesman for the student group Danesh Amoukhtegan which
has expressed concern for the well-being of Mr. Momeni as well as its others
members in government custody.
The group has condemned the continued arrest of its members and vowed to
continue its struggle for justice and reform.
The executive director of the reform group, Ahmad Zeidabadi has been in prison
for over four months. Danesh Amoukhtegan Organization has announced that over
half of its members have been imprisoned in the past five months.