NCRI - Iran's fundamentalist regime last week flogged five activists in a prison north of Iran for demanding the release of political prisoners.
The five men, identified as Amir Amini, Morteza Parvin, Maysam Jolani, Saleh Peachganlou, and Mostafa Parvin, were flogged on April 6 in a prison in Ardebil.
They had been charged with raising a placard during a soccer match that called for the release of political prisoners in Iran.
The regime's court in Ardebil condemned each of these activists in November 2015 to three months’ imprisonment and 30 lashes for raising the placard in a soccer match between Ardebil and Hormozgan teams which read “Abbas Lesani and political prisoners must be freed.” The verdict was upheld by the regime's Court of Appeal.
On March 25, 2015, Abbas Lesani, an activist, was condemned to one year of imprisonment for “propaganda” against the regime. He is currently serving his sentence in Shiraz Prison, southern Iran.
The mullahs’ regime continues to carry out barbaric punishments including hangings, torture, flogging, amputation of limbs, eye gouging, and stoning to death.