Committee of Human Rights Reporters – Leftist student Arash Mohammadi who was detained following the elections on June 15th at a gathering in Tabriz, launched a hunger strike on Monday June 17th.
According to CHRR, on the eve of June 16, 2013, plain clothed agents attacked a gathering in Tabriz, severely beat up some of the attendees and violently arrested about 20 people including Arash Mohammadi and Amir Nazeri. The arrested were transferred to the quarantine section of Tabriz prison.
After the arrests, Ministry of Intelligence agents raided the home of student activist Arash Mohammadi, conducted a search and confiscated personal items including his books.
Some of the detainees were later released on 10 million Tomans bail posted by their families, per orders of Branch 2 of the Tabriz Revolutionary Court presided by Judge Hashemzadeh.
Arash Mohammadi had been arrested before on November 3, 2010, when security agents raided his home at 6 am and conducted a search of his residence. The agents detained Arash and his brother Siavash Mohammadi, and transferred them to the Tabriz Ministry of Intelligence headquarters where they were held for 66 days in “temporary detention” before being released on bail.
Judge Hamlbar presiding over Branch 1 of the Tabriz Revolutionary Court sentenced Arash and his brother each to one year and 3 months in prison. On September 16, 2011 when the brothers went to Tabriz prison to pursue their case file, they were arrested and transferred to prison to serve their sentences.
Arash Mohammadi was released from prison on January 10, 2013 after completing his one-year sentence behind bars.