The three arrested students in Tabriz were tried

HRANA News Agency – The trial of three arrested student activists in Tabriz has been held on July 10, 2013.


According to a report by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), the trial of Arash Mohammadi, Amir Nazeri and Afshin Jamshidi was held in branch 3 of Tabriz revolutionary court by judge Bagherpour.


These student activists were tried in this closed trial session on charge of propaganda against the regime.


It is worth mentioning that Arash Mohammadi, Amir Nazeri and Afshin Jamshidi the student activists were arrested with a number of other Tabriz university students by IRGC intelligence agents on June 15, in a mass gathering of people after the presidential election and interrogated in accusation of propaganda against the regime, gathering and colluding to act against the national security and disturbing public order.


According to the received reports these student activists were tortured during the interrogation sessions.


Naghi Mahmoudi said to HRANA that “Hassan Hashemzadeh the indicter of branch 4 of Tabriz criminal and revolutionary court in the last session reagards to the indictment, accused the students to propaganda against the regime and regards to the other two accusations issued stopping follow up warrant.


Meanwhile Amir Nazeri and Afshin Jamshidi were released two days being under arrest by 10 million tomans bail but Arash Mohammadi has been transferred to quarantine ward on June 24 and then to financial ward of Tabriz central prison on June 25 and still he is in uncertainty in the prison.


He started a hunger-strike for nine days in protest to the illegal arrest, being beaten severely when they arrested him and the too long interrogation.


Also the prison authorities denied his request to transfer him to the political prisoners’ ward.


Arash Mohammadi was arrested with his brother once more on November 3, 2011 and was sentenced to one year imprisonment after 66 days of being under arrest. He was arrested on September 15, 2012 regarding to verdict enforcement and finally he has been released conditionally from Tabriz central prison on January 10, 2013.

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