Danial Estakhr Faces New Charges in Shiraz Prison
HRANA News Agency – Danial Estakhr who had been arrested and taken to the prison on charge of insulting the leader, was charged with “abuse of power” in another case while awaiting his freedom on the bail.
According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Danial Estakhr, an expert lawyer in Shiraz, was arrested on May 30, 2017 and transferred to Shiraz prison, while he had to be released on a bail of 500 million IRR for alleged insulting the leadership, he has been charged with “abuse of power” in a new case.
A source close to Mr. Estakhr told HRANA’s reporter: “Apparently, it’s alleged that Mr. Estakhr has abused his power regarding one of his clients, who was accused of bribery, though ultimately exonerated from the charge. The case of “Abuse of power” against Mr. Estakhr was opened while this lawyer was arrested for insulting the leadership in connection with one of his writings.”
The source continued: “A bail of 500 million IRR was issued to him, which was deposited and the bail sheet was signed by Mr. Tarvatroo, a lawyer from the Lawyers Association of the Fars province, and then the release order was handed to Maa’li Abad prison, in Shiraz. Danial Estakhr was transferred to prosecutor’s office in Shiraz, while he should have been released on the bail, and then another bail of 200 million IRR was issued for another case.”
Mr. Estakhr’s relatives told HRANA’s reporter: “After the follow-ups, it was announced that the case of Mr. Estakhr had been returned to Marvdasht.”
It should be noted that Danial Estakhr, a veteran lawyer in Shirazi, is famous also for his cultural activities.