Political activist, retired IRGC Commander (Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps), former city of Mashshad deputy mayor and television program director, Hossein Farzin, was summoned by the Revolutionary Court, arrested and then moved to Mashad’s Vakil Abad prison for the implementation of his 15 month imprisonment and the 20 lashes sentence.
Hossein Farzin was arrested by IRGC’s Intelligence Unit, on October 12, 2010 in a raid of his home. He was released after 3 months in detention on 300 Million Tomans bail.
Retired commander Farzin was in charge of advertising during the 8 year Iran-Iraq war at IRGC’s Khatam Alanbia Headquarters. He is also a disabled veteran suffering from respiratory complications resulting from chemical weapons.