A student activist has been sentenced to prison and lashes for publishing a video on social media.
Mojtaba Dadashi Jordehi, a political science student at Hakim Sabzevari University in Razavi Khorasan province, was sentenced to three years in prison and 74 lashes after publishing a video on social media that criticized Iran’s ruling class.
He was arrested in early February 2019 after being summoned to the court. He was released three days later on bail.
According to the Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Dadashi was prosecuted one month later and charged with “Insulting the Supreme Leader” and “Propaganda against the regime.” The court sentenced him to two years’ imprisonment for the first charge and one year for propaganda. In a parallel criminal case, Dadashi was sentenced to 74 lashes for insulting government officials. Judge Mohammad Gholami oversaw the sentencing on both verdicts.