7 Supporters of Mohammad Ali Taheri Tried in Tehran Criminal Court

Posted on: 22nd February, 2017
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HRANA News Agency – On January 2, 2017, the trial of seven supporters of Mohammad Ali Taheri, was held. The citizens were detained during the rally in protest against the situation of Mr. Taheri in front of the Baghyatollah hospital.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), on January 2, 2017, the trial of seven supporters of Mohammad Ali Taheri was held at branch 1031 of Shahid Ghodosi Judicial Complex in Tehran.

The identities of the seven civilians who had been arrested on October 22, 2016 in front of Baghyatollah hospital, are as follows: Ehsan Latifi, Seyed Navid Mousavi, Seyed Ali Masoumi, Pouya Ibrahimi, Ismail Husseini and Neda Jalali and a person named Raheleh.

At the hearing, the charges of “participation in an illegal gathering and disturbing the public order and security and peace of mind” were put on them.

An informed source told HRANA’s reporter, “The judge had said that they would inquire from the hospital. If the hospital announced that the gathering led to disorder and disturbed the patients, the defendants would be sentenced. ”

It should be noted that following unconfirmed news released about “Mr. Taheri being in coma due to hunger strike, and kept in Baqiyatallah hospital in Vanak” families, students and supporters of Mohammad Ali Taheri went on peaceful assembly with “flowers and sweets” to be informed about his situation in the last week of October, which had been attacked by security forces.

Previously HRANA addressed in detail the events of the assembly in different reports.

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