Ezzatolmoluk Taheri, the mother of Mohammad Ali Taheri, said her son has been on hunger strike since 13 August. She issued a statement on 20 August on her Facebook page saying Mohammad Ali Taheri has been on hunger strike since 13 August protesting being denied
any court orders for his death sentence “based on false allegations raised by the Revolutionary Guards instead of being based on legal arguments”.
Mohammad Ali Taheri is the founder of the “Erfan Halghe” art-culture institution and he has been in prison since August 1, 2010.
He has been condemned to five years in jail, a 9 billion rial fine (nearly $260,000) and 74 lashes by a ‘revolution’ court on charges of “insulting sanctities, illegal use of scientific titles, and the devious nature of his books and writings”.