Farangiss Mazloumi, mother of political prisoner, Soheil Arabi sentenced to 18 months in prison

Farangiss Mazloumi, holding a photo of her son, Soheil Arabi, a civil and human rights activist who was arrested and held for participating in the November 2019 protests.

Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA) Reported Farangiss Mazloumi, civil rights activist and mother of a political prisoner, Soheil Arabi, was sentenced to 18 months in prison by branch 29 of the Revolutionary Court of Tehran. If this sentence is upheld at the appeal stage, with the application of Article 134 of the Islamic Penal Code, the most severe punishment of one year in prison, will be imposed. She has been charged with “propaganda against the regime and collaboration with groups opposed to the regime.”  Farangiss Mazloumi was tried in absentia by this branch of the court in July of this year and was sentenced to a total of 6 years in prison on these charges.

Farangiss Mazloumi was arrested on July 22, 2019 at her sister’s house and transferred to the Ministry of Intelligence detention center, known as Ward 209 of Evin Prison. Ms. Mazloumi was finally released on October 7, 2019 , for the duration of the trial, with a bail of 250 million Tomans (approximately $594,000 US).

Soheil Arabi, a civil rights activist and Ms. Mazloumi’s son who was serving his sentence in the Greater Tehran Prison, was transferred to the Rajai Shahr Prison in Tehran’s suburb of Karaj on September 18th and is being held in solitary confinement.