Singer of protest and pro human rights songs, Amir Ehsan Tehrani Sekhavat is serving time in Ward 350 of Evin prison. He was charged and convicted of membership in a human rights organization and generating propaganda against the establishment.
According to reports by Kalameh, Amir Ehsan, who at the time of arrest was the director of the Cultural Committee of the Human Rights Activists Group in Iran, was arrested on March 8, 2010 during the mass arrests of the human rights activists in Iran by IRGC’s intelligence forces. He was incarcerated in IRGC’s Ward 240 solitary confinement for two weeks.
This human rights activist was the manager for the underground band “Azadi”. He performed protest and pro human rights songs under the alias Arya. At the time of arrest, he was an agricultural major at Rodehen university.
During interrogations, Amir Ehsan was under extreme pressure and suffered beatings by the interrogators for the purpose of obtaining false confessions against himself and others.
On April 8, 2011, in Branch 26 of the Revolutionary Court, Amir Ehsan Tehrani was tried and sentenced to one year in prison by Judge Pirabbasi, on the charges of propagandizing against the Islamic Republic, and for membership in the illegal group, the Human Rights Activists Group in Iran.
He is currently serving his prison term in Ward 350 of Evin prison.