Mohammad Mataji and Mahin Alviri were sentenced to a year and a half imprisonment and two years suspended imprisonment because texting and asking lawmakers to lift the siege.
The sentences of these two persons were issued in Branch 28 of Tehran's Revolutionary Court by Judge Mogheyseh and they were charged with propaganda against the regime and harassing phone calls.
Mohammad Mtajy was arrested by police on 24 December 2013 due to texting to a number of Parliament members, including Gholam Ali Haddad Adel, and had asked them to stop the detention of Green Movement leaders, he was in detention in Evin prison ward 350 over one month.
Mahin Alviri, Muhammad Mataji’s mother and sister of Morteza Alviri political activist and former mayor of Tehran, was charged for "concealing criminal evidence" in his son’s case in the same court and was sentenced to two years suspended imprisonment and thirty million riyals fine.
Request of some extremist representatives such as Haddad Adel and also Judge Moghiseh was the reason of their arrest and such prohibitive sentence.
This is the first time that contacting the people's representatives in Parliament, leads to imprisonment sentence and charges of propaganda against regime and telephone harassment.
This shows how much parliament members are in connection with security forces in a way that an SMS cause unfair charges for citizens.
Human rights activist