Joseph Shahbazian Sentence Reduced

On 24 May, 2023, Joseph Shahbazian’s 10-year prison sentence was reduced to two years by a Court of Appeal in Tehran, after the Court found “no sufficient reason for choosing the maximum punishment”. Once released, Joseph will still face a two-year ban from membership in any political or social group and will be prohibited from travelling abroad for two years, as well as having to report in person to police on a quarterly basis.

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