Posted by: bahareiran | February 3, 2011

3 jailed student activist resist under pressure to keep on their beliefs in Iranian Court

With the increased pressure on student prisoners to reject their statements issued from prison, on Saturday morning, jailed student activists Bahareh Hedayat, Majid Tavakoli and Mahdieh Golro, were once again summoned to the 28th branch of the Revolutionary Court headed by Judge Moqiseh.

Moqiseh who is known for cooperating with security forces attacked the students demanding that they reject their statements issued from prison and to press charges against the websites and elements behind the publications of the statements. He has said that if they accept these demands all charges against them will be dropped and their case will be closed in this court session.

Notably, their lawyers were not present in the court session.

These students once again refused to give in to the Judge’s demands and announced in court that they would defend themselves in court only with the presence of their lawyers. These three activists also protested the court procedures and Moqiseh’s statements in court. The judge then expelled Majid Tavakoli from court using insulting language…

Baharah Hedayat, a member of the Central Council of the Office for Consolidating Unity was arrested on December 31, 2009 and was sentenced to nine and a half years of prison in the 28th branch of the Revolutionary Court headed by Judge Moqiseh. Majid Tavakoli, a former member of Amir Kabir University’s Student Association was sentenced to 8 years of prison to be spent in Rajayi Shahr (Gohardasht) Prison in Karaj…

Mahdieh Golro, the Assistant Secretary of Alameh Tabatayi University’s Student Association who is also a member of the Council in Defense of the Right to Education was arrested on December 2, 2009. She was sentenced to two years and four months of prison on April 2010 on charges of ‘spreading propaganda and assembling and conspiring to disrupt national security’. (Daneshju News – Feb. 1, 2011)

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