Seventeen Gonabadi Dervishes from city of Kovar have been summoned to the criminal branch of the Revolutionary Court in Shiraz, on charges of acting against national security, disturbing public order, assault and battery and carrying of illegal weapon.
According to Majzooban Nour reporter, Misters Mehrdad Keshavarz, Omidali Akbaritabar, Mohamad Ali Shamshirzan, Mohamad Ali Dehghan, Gholamali Bairami, Amir Hamzeh Dehghan, Mohamad Ali Sadeghi, Behyar Rajabi, Kazem Dehghan, Seyed Ebrahim Bahrami, Abozar Malekpour, Abdolreza Aarayesh, Mohamad Aarayesh, Hamid Aarayesh, Mohsen Esmaeili, Manoochehr Zare and Aman Cheraghi are the members of Gonabadi Dervishes order that have been summoned to the criminal branch of the Revolutionary Court in Shiraz, on July 28, 2012, on charges of acting against national security, disturbing public order, assault and battery and carrying of illegal weapon.
According to this report, these summons were delivered by phone which has no legal grounds.
It should be noted that previously seventeen Gonabadi Dervishes members from city of Kovar were also summoned to the criminal court, presided by Judge Hemati, in Kovar city, on charges of Moharebeh (enmity against God), corruption agents on earth, and carrying of illegal weapons.
But, after referring their cases to the Revolutionary Court of Shiraz, the dervishes were acquitted of charges of waging war against God and corruption agents on earth.
Three of these Dervishes, Misters Hamidreza Aarayesh, Mohamad Ali Shamshirzan and Kazem Dehghan were incarcerated in Adelabad prison in Shiraz for five months.
Misters Kazem Dehghan and Hamid Aarayesh were released from Adelabad prison on July 12, 2012 on bail of 150 Million Tomans each.
But Mr. Mohamad Ali Shamshirzan remains incarcerated despite bail of 50 Million Tomans set for him by Judge Kheshti of the Revolutionary Court in Shiraz, due to lack of approval of his bail by the Prosecutor.
Following last year’s raids by the security and plainclothes forces on the homes and businesses of dervishes residing in city of Kovar, more than 100 Dervishes were arrested, dozens were injured and one Dervish was seriously injured and was martyred as a result of excessive bleeding. And since then a new wave of pressure has been inflicted on the Dervishes.