Death Sentence on Alternative Health Practitioner Highlights Alarming Use of Capital Punishment in Iran

Posted on: August 6th, 2015

HRANA News Agency – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein today expressed alarm at the imposition of the death penalty on Mohammad Ali Taheri, the founder of a spiritual movement, writer and practitioner of alternative medicine theories used in Iran and abroad. Taheri was sentenced to death on Saturday by the Revolutionary Court on a charge of Fesad fel Arz (corruption on earth).

“Iran’s use of the death penalty has long been problematic, with many executions on drug offences, several executions of people who were below the age of 18 when the crime was committed, as well as other cases where broad, ill-defined charges led to the imposition of capital punishment,” Zeid said. (more…)

Mohammadreza Afshar Arrested and Transferred to Evin Prison

Posted on: July 1st, 2015

HRANA News Agency – Mohammadreza Afshar, a supporter and trainer of the “Course of Erfan Halgheh”, was arrested and sent to Evin prison.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Mr. Mohammadreza Afshar, who had been summoned by a phone call to give some explanation to the court in Evin, was arrested and sent to Evin prison, when he attended the court on Monday 29th June. (more…)

12 Instructors of Erfane Halghe Received Their Sentences

Posted on: March 23rd, 2015

HRANA News Agency – 12 instructors of Erfane Halgheh (Interuniversalism Mysticism) have been sentences to 24 years imprisonment and about 100 Million Tomans Fines.

According to HRANA quoting from Mashregh, 40 followers and instructors of Erfane Halgheh were arrested in a teaching session and 12 of them were prosecuted and sentenced. (more…)

Erfane Halgheh Followers Arrested in a Gathering in front of the IR Court / Pictorial

Posted on: March 2nd, 2015

HRANA News Agency – On 25 February 2015, following the announcement of the hearing session for Mohammad Ali Taheri, hundreds of Erfane Halgheh followers (Interuniversalism Mysticism) protested in his support in front of Islamic Revolutionary Court. This protest was intervened by Police and plain cloths security forces that attacked protestors and arrested several complaining citizens.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), following the announcement of the hearing session for Mohammad Ali Taheri, hundreds of citizens and Erfane Halgheh followers (Interuniversalism Mysticism) gathered from 9:00 am to 11:00 am in his support in front of Islamic Revolutionary Court. Protestors had pictures and hand written signs in support of Mr Taheri but this peaceful protest turned into violence as it were intervened by Police and plain cloths security forces on the same location. (more…)

Restrictions on the Presence of Attorney in Mohammad Ali Taheri’s Case

Posted on: February 22nd, 2015

HRANA News Agency – Vahid Meshkati, attorney at law has been selected by the relatives and close family of Mr Mohammad Ali Taheri the founder of Erfane Halghe to represent his case and to defend him. However, the judge has violated “interpretation in favour of the accused” article, and adopted some other articles to stop Mr Meshkati from entering the defendant legal representative team.

Mr Meshkati told HRANA that the judge’s logic for refusing him on the case is that he argues this case has two lawyers and those two are sufficient. (more…)

Peyman Mirzaee Transferred to Karaj Rajaee Shahr Prison

Posted on: February 16th, 2015

HRANA News Agency – Peyman Mirzaee, one of the activists of Erfan Halghe Mysticism who was arrested in a protest gathering a while ago, has been transferred to Karaj Rajaee Shahr Prison.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Peyman Mirzaee, one of the activists of Erfan Halghe who was arrested on Tuesday gathering on 27 January 2015 close to the Human Rights Council building, has been transferred to Rajaee Shahr Prison. (more…)

Alizadeh Tabatabaie’s Remarks about Mohammad Ali Taheri’s Case

Posted on: February 16th, 2015

HRANA News Agency – In an interview, Seyed Mahmoud Alizadeh Tabatabaie the lawyer of Mohammad Ali Taheri (the founder of Erfan Halghe Mysticism), described details and the latest on his case  and announced that there will be a hearing for Mohammad Ali Taheri In the future  while mentioned that there is no fresh charges on his case.

HRANA reports that, in his interview with Mashregh, Seyed Mahmoud Alizadeh Tabatabaie said: several days ago I had a meeting with Mohammad Ali Taheri and although some websites wrote that he was transferred and his location is unknown, he is at Evin Prison and he also has received a visit by his family. He also added: in this meeting, Taheri explained that he does not deny any necessaries of religion. (more…)

Peyman Mirzaee still in Custody

Posted on: February 9th, 2015

HRANA News Agency – The case of Peyman Mirzaee is being reviewed at Branch 3 of Shahid Moqaddasi Court and he is refused to get temporarily release on a bail.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Peyman Mirzaee a follower of Erfane Halghe who has been arrested after the protest near the Human Right Council building has confirmed his health in a phone call. (more…)

Erfane Halghe Instructors Received 37 Years Imprisonment Sentence

Posted on: February 6th, 2015

HRANA News Agency – 16 instructors of “Erfane Halghe” (Interuniversalism Mysticism) have been sentenced to 37 years imprisonment and to pay 130 million Toman fine.

According to HRANA based on the report of Fars News Agency, 40 instructors of Erfane Halghe who held teaching sessions of “Erfane Halghe” have been arrested and 16 of them charged, prosecuted and sentenced. These 16 individuals were instructors (Master) of Erfane Halghe, who held teaching sessions after Mohammad Ali Taheri was arrested. They have been prosecuted based on the same charges and after the hearing these 16 individuals received a total of 37 years imprisonment and 130 Million Toman fine.” (more…)

Peyman Mirzaei Location is still Unknown after his Arrest

Posted on: February 1st, 2015

HRANA News Agency – Peyman Mirzaei , one of Erfane Halgheh followers who has been arrested since Tuesday gathering close to the Human Rights Council building is still kept at an unknown location .

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Peyman Mirzaee one of the followers of  Erfane Halgheh has been arrested on Tuesday 27 January in front of  the Human Rights Council building. He has been transferred into an unknown location after he was beaten by security forces. (more…)