The Long-Term Detention of Hossein Jahanian: Risk of Death Sentence on Charges of "Sab al-Nabi"

16 June 2024 12:12

Hengaw: Sunday, June 16, 2024

Hossein Jahanian, a resident of Nahavand in Hamadan province, has been imprisoned for the past five months and 25 days. There are growing concerns regarding the potential imposition of a death sentence on him for the alleged charge of "Sab al-Nabi" (blasphemy against the Prophet).

According to a report received by the Hengaw Organization for Human Rights, Hossein Jahanian faces several accusations, including "Sab al-Nabi," "insulting Khamenei," and "insulting Khomeini." These charges could result in severe penalties, including execution.

Knowledgeable sources indicate that Hossein Jahanian, 42 years old and the father of one child, has consistently denied all accusations throughout the recent interrogations. To date, no sentence has been issued against him.

Jahanian remains in Nahavand Central Prison, unable to secure release due to the prohibitively high bail set by the authorities.

It is noteworthy that Hossein Jahanian was arrested by security forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Nahavand on Thursday, December 21, 2023. Shortly after his arrest, he was transferred to the central prison of this city.

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