Repression against students continues: Borhan Baqaee and Mehran Koosha sentenced in Mashhad

bmBorhan Baqaee and Mehran Koosha two leftwing students of the Freedom and Equality Seeking Students (Daneshjouyan-e Azadi Khah va Beraber Talab) group have been sentenced to 5 years of imprisonment each though suspended for 5 years at the Revolutionart Court in Mashhad by Judge Kasuvi. This decision comes after the continued repression against the left in the students’ movement where in December 2007 the security forces arrested many left wing students, along with other activists Borhan and Mehran had received threats and faced intimidation from the Ministry of Security. They were arrested in the summer of 2008 in Mashhad where they were kept in detention for over a month subjected to physical and mental torture. After the security forces had received a guarantee they were released but then sentenced after a long delay.

Hands Off the People of Iran calls for their sentences to be dropped and for all of those arrested and imprisoned for fighting the regime to be immediately released without conditions.

In Farsi from HRA:

خبرگزاری هرانا – احکام قضایی دو دانشجوی آزادیخواه و برابری طلب، برهان بقایی و مهران کوشا که در احکام اولیه دادگاه انقلاب مشهد هر کدام به 5 سال حبس تعزیری که به مدت 5 سال تعلیق شده بود، مورد تایید قرار گرفت.

بنا به اطلاع گزارشگران هرانا، این دو فعال دانشجویی در تابستان 87 توسط ماموران وزارت اطلاعات در مشهد دستگیر شدند و پس از تحمل یک ماه بازداشت در بازداشتگاه اداره اطلاعات مشهد با قرار وثیقه آزاد شدند.

دادگاه بدوی این دو دانشجو پس از بارها به تاخیر افتادن در شهریور ماه 88 در شعبه 5 دادگاه انقلاب مشهد به ریاست قاضی کاووسی برگزار شد.

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