Iranian human rights lawyer sentenced to 6 years in jail

Mohammad Seifzadeh

A court in Iran has sentenced human rights lawyer to six years in prison, sources report.

According to the Human Rights Activists News Agency, Branch 15 of the Revolutionary Court sentenced Mohammad Seifzadeh to six years in prison.

Seifzadeh, who is currently being held in Rajaei Shahr prison, was recently hospitalised for kidney problems.

The human rights lawyer had already begun serving out a previous two-year sentence. The latest court ruling means that he will be facing eight years behind bars.

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