Dozens arrested in peaceful protest in TehranPublished by International Liberty on February 8, 2016
At least over two dozens people were arrested on Sunday in Tehran during a raid by Iranian regime’s State Security Forces (Police) against those who had gathered outside Tehran’s Evin prison and the home of political prisoner Mohammad Ali Taheri demanding his release.
Mohammad Ali Taheri, founder of a new spiritual group in Iran called Erfan-e-Halgheh, was arrested on 4 May 2011 by officials linked to the Iranian regime’s Revolutionary Guards.
Mr. Taheri, had been condemned to five years in prison and a fine of 9 billion Rials plus 74 lashes for ludicrous charges such as “insulting the sanctities; illicit usage of scientific titles (doctor and engineer); writing misleading books and articles”.
His supporters gathered outside Tehran’s Evin prison calling for his release. The Iranian regime prevented Mr. Taheri’s wife and children to join the protest outside Evin Prison.