Shiva Nazar Ahari Charged with Being a “Mohareb”

HRANA- Shiva Nazar Ahari’s mother reports that her daughter, a political prisoner in Iran, will be charged with being a “mohareb” or “waging war against God”.

Shahrzad Kariman told BBC Farsi on Wednesday that her daughter’s attorney Mohammad Sharif, has informed her that the charge of “mohareb” is in fact in her file.She stated that they were made aware of the accusation during her arraignment but did not believe that there was any evidence to justify such a charge thus they did not take it seriously.

She has expressed great concern stating that not even one piece of evidence exists to justify such a charge against her daughter.Mrs. Kariman protested against delays in her daughter’s case and said that her continued detention without trial was a violation of the law.

Shiva Nazar Ahari, a “starred” student and human rights activist was arrested last year a day after the results of the 2009 presidential elections were announced.She is a founder of the Committee of Human Rights Reporters in Iran.

She was released on bail after nearly 100 days in detention but was arrested as she attempted to attend ceremonies marking the passing of Ayatollah Montazeri in December.Shiva Nazar Ahari was transferred to the woman’s ward of Evin Prison after spending months in solitary confinement.

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