Committee of Human Rights Reporters – On January 14, 2013, Jamal Ameli, Ali Abassi, Akbar Amini, and Mohammad Farid, 4 members of Saraye Ahle-Ghalam (Association of Writers) who were among a group that had been arrested and released on bail, were summoned to the Evin prison courthouse.
According to reports obtained by CHRR, a summons was sent to the defendants in this case asking that they appear within 3 days after receiving the subpoena. It is likely that there are an additional number of defendants from the Saraye Ahle-Ghalam who have been sent subpoenas to appear at court.
On October 30, 2012, Security agents raided a gathering of the Saraye Ahle-Ghalam (Association of Writers) and arrested around 70 members who were present at the meeting. Most of them were later released but security agents transferred 17 members in a police van to Evin prison.