Following the Appeals Court’s upholding of the seven years in prison sentence of journalist Nasour Naghipour, he was summoned on July 9th by the Magistrate in Evin prison, where he was arrested and transferred to Ward 350, to start serving his prison term.
Nasour Naghipour who was not a member of the Human Rights Activists Agency in Iran, but was arrested by IRGC’s Intelligence Corps on March 2, 2010 and incarcerated in Ward 2-A of Evin prison, on the charges of designing the website of the Human Rights Activists News Agency.
Journalist and human rights activist Nasour Naghipour was tried and sentenced to seven years in prison, in Branch 26 of the Revolutionary Court, presided by Judge Pirabbasi, on the charges of membership in the Human Rights Activists Agency in Iran and propaganda against the regime. His sentence was upheld by the Appeals Court.
29 years old Nasour Naghipour, a university student majoring in Information Technology and a researcher in philosophy and political ideologies, was managing a website archiving articles written in Farsi on the field of Humanities.
After 110 days of incarceration in solitary confinement in Ward 2-A of Evin prison, this journalist and human rights activist was released on bail on June 20, 2010.
Naghipour, one of the more well known-figures in designing Farsi websites, had a major role in developing quality content in cyberspace and the blogosphere.
He was also fired at his job due to his activities.
In the early morning hours of March 2, 2010, Iranian security forces launched a wave of arrests of human rights activists in Iran.
Given the unprecedented nature of this organized and orchestrated mass arrests, with it’s axis the Human Rights Activists Agency, was in itself unique and unprecedented.
This wave of mass arrests of the human rights activists in Iran resulted in 46 arrests, more than a cumulative of 67 years and 3 months prison sentences, 24 undecided cases and 10 people indicted and under warrant for arrest.
Also, a large number of people were summoned and interrogated, monetary fines in the millions were issued, large number of activists were fired from their jobs, 6 websites were damaged and 33 sites were blocked and removed from the web.