Iran political prisoner sentenced to nearly 40 years behind bars
NCRI - Iranian political prisoner Alireza Golipour has been sentenced to 39 and a half years in prison and 170 lashes by the mullahs' regime in Iran.
Mr. Golipour was informed of his sentence on Tuesday. The regime had held a sham trial for him in Tehran on April 19, 2016 presided by the ruthless hangman-judge Abolqasem Salavati.
His main sentence was a 15-year prison term on the charge of supporting the main Iranian opposition group People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI or MEK). He had strongly condemned the October 29, 2015 deadly missile attack on PMOI members in Camp Liberty by the agents of the Iranian regime while he was hospitalized in the prison as a result of torture and other duress.
His other sentences include 10 years for conspiring against the regime in prison, six months for insulting officials of the regime, and eight years for resigning from the regime's Ministry of Communications and Information Technology. The rest of his sentence was for propaganda and swaying public opinion during Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's presidency.
Alireza Golipour, 30, is deprived of medical care despite suffering from lung cancer and severe and continuous bleeding of the nose. As a student in communications and a former staff of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, he was arrested in the course of the 2009 uprising. He was once again arrested in October 2012 after he exposed governmental corruption including by the Minister of Intelligence. After many months of torture and solitary confinement, he was transferred to the ward of ordinary prisoners in Evin Prison where he was harassed by the regime’s mafia-like gangs. His family has also been constantly threatened.
On February 1, 2016 he sent out a statement addressed to the “people of Iran” from Evin Prison, inviting them to resist against the mullahs’ regime.
“After three years of enduring torture, I still chant loudly that this regime is a dictatorship and is the number one oppressor of all time of this country’s people.”
“I proudly tell the dear Iranian nation that I stand firm on my beliefs. I urge the international community to see to the [Iranian] people’s rights that have been usurped from them by this dictatorship,” he added.