Tuesday, November 08, 2005

One of the Student activists summoned to court in Esfahan

Iran Press News: Translation by Banafsheh Zand-Bonazzi
According to reports from the information center of the Democratic Front of Iran, Massoud Mojiri, journalist, published writer, member of the Democratic Front and a student activist of the university of Esfahan was summoned to court in Esfahan to answer to charges of "printing corrupting material and action against the security of the regime". Mojiri had been arrested twice before and severely tortured by agents of the Ministry of Information and Security of Esfahan, in 2002 and 2003.

Other than his book, A Dagger in the Heart of Hemlock, Mojiri also wrote several articles about the brutal assassinations of a number of Iranian intellectuals, writers and activists in the 90’s [known as the Chain Murders] in the university student publication TOLOO; these are some of the main reasons that this activist is being charged.

The court said that if the "defendant" does not appear in court, he would be sentenced in absentia.