A group of followers of ‘Erfan Halghe’– most of them women – who were arrested 9 days ago in Qom (south of Tehran) while protesting the death sentence issued for Mohammad Ali Taheri, remain behind bars. To this day the identities of 12 of these individuals have been clarified:
Naimeh Taghavi, Mahnaz Farhad, Azimeh Sepehri, Arezu Moghadam-Sepahr, Thurayia Ahdi, Naimeh Ahdi, Arezu Ahdi, Hayedeh Derakhshani, Mahmoud Amin, Akhundi, Baharin Asgariye and Maryam Amiri.
Mohammad Ali Taheri is the founder of h ‘Erfan Halghe’ in Iran and he has been in detention for some time now. He was recently sentenced to death by the Iranian regime’s judiciary, erupting numerous protests in response.
An Internet campaign called “No to death sentence of Mohammad Ali Taheri”, covering news of protests and support by students for Mohammad Ali Taheri, reported 100 of Erfan Halghe supporters were arrested in masses recently.
This campaign announced over 100 protesters were arrested on 24 August and there is no information on their whereabouts.