Human Rights Council
Activist Kaveh Rezaei Shirazi has been summoned to turn himself in for the commencement of his 1.5 year sentence in a case in which Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence filed charges against him. Rezaei Shirazi is an activist with the One Million Signatures Campaign and an expelled student of Hamadan Bou Ali Sina University. In a written notice from Karaj’s Hashtgerd Courts, he has been ordered to turn himself in by Monday, April 26, 2010.
Rezaei Shirazi’s charges are “actions against national security through propagation against the Islamic Republic of Iran,” for which he received a six-months prison sentence, and “insulting the founder of Islamic Republic of Iran,” for which he received a one-year prison sentence. He was informed of his charges at Karaj Revolutionary Courts according to Articles 500 and 514 of Islamic Penal Code. The initial court’s ruling was upheld in Branch 24 of Tehran Appeals Court.