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Summoning Of Green Movement Activists To Prison Continues, 3 Activists Were Summoned To Prison

1- Mehdi Doulati Daraabad:

Green Movement and online activist Mehdi Doulati Daraabad reported to Ward 350 to start serving his five years imprisonment sentence.

Doulati Daraabad was arrested in a raid on his parents home by the Intelligence Ministry’s agents in February 2012 and was taken to the Intelligence Ministry’s Ward 209 in Evin prison.

This activist spent 17 days in solitary confinement in Ward 209 and 17 days in Ward 240 (IRGC) under investigation and interrogation.

He was released on bail in April of 2012. Ten months later, he was tried in Judge Moghayeseh’s court, and was sentenced to 3 years imprisonment on charges of “Assembly and Collusion, and Participation in the Post 2009 Presidential Election Street Protest”. He was also sentenced to 2 years on the charge of “Insulting the Leader”, giving him a total of 5 years imprisonment.

Doulati Daraabad, a software engineer and a programmer reported to Evin on September 11 following the receipt of a summons from the Enforcement Branch of the Tehran Prosecutor. He was sent to Ward 350 to start serving his five years sentence.

2- Arvin Sedaghat-Kish:

Music critic and researcher, Arvin Dedaghat-Kish reported to Evin to start serving his 3 years sentence.

Sedaghat-Kish, the author of Faslnameh Mahvar and Shayda, and a writer for the now banned Culture and Music magazine, reported to Evin to start serving his sentence after learning his bail money was confiscated without notice.

Sedaghat-Kish was arrested during the Ashura protests of 2009. He was kept in incarceration 62 days by the Intelligence Ministry. He was tried by Judge Salavati and sentenced to 3 years imprisonment on charges of “Assembly and Collusion with Intent to Act Against the National Security”.

3- Omid Shah Moradi:

Green Movement activist Omid Shah Moradi was arrested last year and released on bail after 62 days of incarceration in Ward 209.

After his release from prison, he was tried in the Revolutionary Court, presided by Judge Salavati and was sentenced to 3 years imprisonment on charges of “Assembly and Collusion by Participating in Street Protests”.

After receiving a summons from the Enforcement Division, he reported to Evin and was admitted to Ward 350.

Sources: Kaleme, Jaras , Jaras


Outspoken Documentary Film Maker And Writer Mohamad Nourizad Has Been Summoned

Mohamad Nourizad

Outspoken documentary film maker, writer and former political prisoner, Mohamad Nourizad, has posted on his Facebook that he has been summoned by Court.

On July 15, Mohamad Nourizad went to visit a 4 year old Baha’i boy who’s parents are imprisoned because of their faith.

Nourizad posted an account of this visit on his site with a picture of him kissing the little boy’s feet. He wrote: “My little boy, I apologize to you on behalf of all of those who, in these Islamic years, have persecuted you and your fellow Baha’is.”

“I told him, when the pope, the leader of the world’s Catholics, bends, washes, and kisses the feet of a young Muslim offender girl, why shouldn’t I kiss your heavenly feet as a representative of the vast apparatuses of the Leader of the Muslim world and it’s row after row of Shi’ite sources of emulation?”

Yesterday, Nourizad also reported on his site that his wife’s passport, laptop and other personal items were confiscated at the airport by authorities without a warrant.

Following is the translation of his Facebook post regarding his summons:

“This morning I received a summons. The charge stated on the summons was “insulting the Book of God”. They have given me three days to report to Tehran’s District Court number 23.

I’ve been summoned to court many times over these Green years, and each time I go with my bag packed. This time I will pack my bag also. Not because I don’t want to be sent to prison unprepared, but because this packing of my bag, in itself, is a form of diving in the sky whose very oxygen is laden with the “Future”.

There are a lot of things in my bag. From pen and paper to clothing. If they take all of these away from me, my “Smile” is still with me.

And it has been some years that I, with a smile, have welcomed any danger and hardship with open arms.

Mohamad Nourizad
July 20, 2013, Tehran

Source: Mohamad Nourizad’s Facebook

Green Movement Activist Mohsen Rahmani Under Sever Physical and Psychological Torture At Evin

Mohsen Rahmani, an IT student who had raised a poster of the detained Green leader, Mir Hossein Mousavi, at a presidential campaign rally for Hassan Rouhani, is under severe physical and psychological pressure at Evin Ward 209.

This civil rights and Green Movement activist was arrested along with a number of other Rouhani presidential campaign activists after a campaign rally 48 days ago.

While all the other activists arrested that night have since been released, Mohsen Rahmani is still incarcerated in cell number 92 of Evin Ward 209, under harsh interrogations and repeated severe beatings by the interrogators.

According to reports received by the Kaleme website, signs of assault and battery on Rahmani’s body are so apparent that, despite bail having been set by the court, the officials at Ward 209 prevent his release.

Source: Kaleme