Iran’s intelligence agency, Ettelaat has arrested another well-known South Azerbaijani rights advocate Mr. Abbas Lisani of Ardebil on 23rd of July 2015. He was transferred to Ardebil Prison to serve his most recent sentence of 1 year issued by the Ardebil Revolutionary Tribunal for “disseminating Anti-Islamic Republic Propaganda”. It is feared that Lisani is locked with dangerous criminals.
Therefore, the tribunal issued the custodial sentence of 1 year at the end of a summary ex-parte trial. The activist requested a leave to appeal; however, the Appeal Court refused to grant Mr. Lisani with a leave and has upheld the Revolutionary Tribunal’s decision. Mr. Lisani had spent years in prison and exile for his patriotic activities prior to his most recent arrest.