Book translator sentenced to deathPublished by International Liberty Association on March 15, 2017
Marjan Davari, a researcher and interpreter who translated philosophical books was sentenced to death on 12 March 2017, by the 15th branch of the Revolutionary Court in Tehran. She has been convicted of “corruption on Earth” and “association and collusion against the state.”
Ms Davari, 50, was arrested on 24 September 2015, at her residence in Karaj without specific charge. She was detained at the notorious Ward 209 of Evin Prison and spent three months in solitary confinement.
Ms Davari has translated several books dealing with psychology, mysticism and metaphysics. She used to teach in an institute called Rah-e Maarefat meaning “the path to knowledge”.
Apparently the Iranian regime officials see any attempt to raise the knowledge of the population about anything that does not conform to their strict interpretations is “corruption on Earth”