Hashmat Tabarzadi’s Trial to Be Held on August 31

Posted on: 28th August, 2016
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Hashmatollah Tabarzadi

HRANA News Agency – Branch 26 of the Islamic Revolutionary Court, has scheduled Hashmat Tabarzadi’s hearing to be held on August 31. He was accused of “gathering and colluding with intention to commit crimes against national security” and “propaganda against the Islamic Republic of Iran”.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Branch 26 of the Islamic Revolution Court has scheduled Hashmat Tabarzadi’s hearing to be held on August 31 and it was notified to his lawyer, Mohammad Moghimi on August 21.

Mr. Tabarzadi has been accused of “gathering and colluding with intent to commit crimes against national security” and “propaganda against the Islamic Republic of Iran”.

Mr. Moghimi said in this regard: “The activities such as human rights campaign in Rajai Shahr prison and livelihoods campaign and other activities of my client have been raised as allegations in the indictment.”

The lawyer added: “My client believes that because the multiple principles of our constitution, such as trial of political defendants in the presence of jury and publicly, the presumption of innocence, the principle of legality of crimes and punishments and the principles of fair trial in international documents and international human rights such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights have also been emphasized, and have not been considered for him and other political and civic activists, he will refuse vindication of the right of self-defense.”

It should be noted that Hashmat Tabarzadi, political activist, was released from Evin prison on a bail of 2 billion IRR on July 13.

Hashmat Tabarzadi, head of the Democratic Front of Iran was arrested in the street on May 17 and was taken to Evin Prison, the political activist has been detained several times during the past two decades.

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