یوسف مهرداد و سید صدرالله فاضلی زارع، به جرم توهین به پیامبر اسلام یا “سب النبی” به اعدام محکوم شدهاند و حکم اعدام آنها در روز پنجشنبه دوم اردیبهشت 1400 به آنان ابلاغ شده است.
یوسف مهرداد اهل اردبیل است که روز ۴ خرداد سال 1400 در اردبیل بازداشت شد، با اتهاماتی دیگری چون «تبلیغ علیه نظام»، «تشکیل گروه»، «توهین به بنیانگذار انقلاب و رهبری» روبروست که قرار است جلسه رسیدگی به آن روز ۳ خرداد 1400 برگزار شود. یوسف مهرداد سه کودک خردسال دارد و هشت ماه امکان تماس با خانواده خود را نداشته است.
آقای سید صدرالله (امیر) فاضلی زارع، که پیش از بازداشت به شغل کابینت سازی مشغول و سرپرستی مادر سالمند خود را عهده دار بوده است، محکوم دیگر در این پرونده است.
این دو شهروند پس از بازداشت به مدت ۲ ماه در سلول انفرادی نگهداری شده و به مدت ۸ ماه از حق ملاقات و برقراری تماس تلفنی با خانواده خود محروم بوده اند.
Seyed Sadrullah Fazeli Zare and Yousef Mehrad were sentenced to death in a joint case. The two prisoners we arrested by security forces in June last year and eventually transferred to Arak Prison. The trial of Yousef Mehrad, regarding the second part of this case, will be held on May 24th of 2021 in the Revolutionary Court of Arak
Seyyed Sadrullah (Amir) Fazeli Zare, 34, and Yousef Mehrad were sentenced to death in a joint case on charges of blasphemy and insulting the sanctities of Islam
Seyyed Sadrullah Fazeli Zare, who was working as a cabinet-maker and took care of his elderly mother before his arrest, is one of them convicted in this case
Yousef Mehrad, another convict, in this case, was arrested by security forces at his home in Ardabil on May 24th of 2020 and was eventually transferred to Arak Prison. He is the father of 3 young children
These two citizens were held in solitary confinement for two months after their arrest and were denied visiting rights and talking to their families through telephone for eight months
In another part of the case, Yousef Mehrad is accused of propaganda against the regime, forming a group, insulting the founder of the Islamic Republic, and insulting the state’s leadership
The arrest and conviction of these citizens revolve around the management and membership of a telegram channel on the subject of “criticism of superstition and religion.” In this connection, and at the same time as these two prisoners sentenced to death, at least 9 other citizens were arrested by the security forces on lighter charges and released on bail. At least one detainee has been charged with setting fire to religious books and others with publishing content or expressing opinions that the court has found to be an insult to the sacred, especially the Prophet of Islam.