18 Civil Rights Activists Tried In Tehran

HRANA News Agency – 18 civil right activists were tried in branch number 1060 of criminal court of Tehran, by judge Taha Dehghani, and charged with disturbing the public order. Most of these civil rights activists were arrested in front of Evin prison in a peaceful protest, on Saturday, November 21, 2015.
According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Simin Ayvaz Zadeh, Reza Malek, Hashem Zaynali, Ehsan Khaybar, Adel Arouji, Mohsen Haseli, Mohsen Haseli, Mohsen Shoja, Khadijeh (Layla) Mirghaffari, Azam Najafi, Parvin Salimi, Shermin Yamani and Sarah Saei are some of the activists who have been tried and are waiting for the court verdict which is expected to be issued in few days.
Most of these activists were arrested on November 21. The men were sent to Evin Prison and the women were sent to Gharchak prison of Varamin, and after few days were released on 50 million Tomans bail.
A person who attended in court session told to HRANA, a lawyer during defending his client mentioned the coincidence of the court session and the memorial of the victory of the revolution, and by stressing that everyone is equal in front of the law, “asked how it was possible that a group attacked Saudi Arabia’s embassy and vandalized there, but were not punished, while those defendants had only a peaceful gathering”.
Need to be mentioned, at the time that the trial was being carried out, a group of people were gathered in front of court for supporting these activists.

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