Civil Rights Activist Mehdi Mahmoudian Faces Legal Action for Criticizing Discrimination Against Baha’i Community

Civil rights activist Mehdi Mahmoudian faces a new legal challenge with the initiation of a case against him in the Cyber Crimes Court.

This civil activist announced that a new case has been initiated against him in the District 31 Cyber Crimes Court. This case was filed following a complaint by the officials of Behesht-e Zahra Cemetery, due to Mr. Mahmoudian’s interview regarding the burial issues faced by the Baha’i community in burying their deceased.

Further complicating his legal battles, one of Mahmoudian’s previous cases has been escalated to Branch 26 of the Tehran Revolutionary Court.

Mahmoudian was detained on May 19, 2024, following his appearance at the Culture and Media Court, but was released on bail the subsequent day.

Prior to this incident, he disclosed that he was summoned to court on charges of “propaganda against the regime.”

With a history of convictions and imprisonment for his advocacy, Mahmoudian continues to confront significant legal pressures.