Committee of Human Rights Reporters – Mohsen Ghashghaizadeh was among a group from Saray-e Ahl-e Ghalam (Pen Society) who were detained in October 2012 when security agents violently raided their meeting. He has been summoned to appear at the Tehran Revolutionary court on April 9, 2013.
According to Committee of Human Rights Reporters, this Green movement activist who has faced several arrests and was banned from making phone contact while in detention, has been instructed to appear at the Tehran Revolutionary court at 9am on Tuesday April 9th to face the charges against him.
During the raid of the gathering of writers at Saray Ahl-e Ghalam, security agents detained close to 70 individuals. Most of them were later released and 17 writers including Mehdi Khazali were transferred by van to Evin prison. Two others named Pejman Zafarmand and Mehdi Karimi were detained in separate encounters and were also transferred to Evin prison by security agents.
Mehdi Khazali, writer, blogger, director at Hayan publishing, and government critic was among the participants at the Pen Society meeting who was detained when government forces raided their offices on October 30, 2012. According to his family Khazali immediately launched a hunger strike (58 days today) in protest of his arrest and illegal detainment.