Committee of Human Rights Reporters – Green activists Mohsen Ghashghaizadeh and Mohammad Parsi, who were among the detained group from Saraye Ahl-e Ghalam (Association of Writers), went to court to face the charges against them on Tuesday April 9th.
According to news provided to CHRR, on March 9th Mohsen Ghashghaizadeh and Mohammad Parsi who had been released on bail were verbally summoned to appear in court. On April 9th Mohsen Ghashghaizadeh faced his charges at Branch 26 of the Revolutionary Court presided by Judge Pir Abassi, and Mohammad Parsi faced his charges at Branch 15 of the Revolutionary Court presided by Judge Salavati. They were verbally told that they would be summoned to appear in court again for their sentencing.
On October 30, 2012, these two Green activists were imprisoned with others at Evin prison’s security ward and endured harsh interrogations on accusations of acting against national security.
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. Per his family, Mehdi Khazali who remains in custody in Evin prison continues his hunger strike in protest of his arrest and illegal detainment.