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Iran: Student Activist Abdollah Momeni Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison


Report Source: Radio Zamaneh

Abdollah Momeni

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 activities.

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.

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