The trial of 10 men and women, mothers, fathers and relatives of martyrs and political prisoners, was held on Tuesday February 9.
These people were mostly arrested during a peaceful gathering outside Evin Prison on January 20, 2016, and charged with “disrupting public order”.
Simin Eivaz Zadeh (mother of ex-political prisoner Omid Alishenas), Hashem Zeinali (father of missing student Saeed Zeinali thought to be murdered in 1999 uprising) and a number of Mohammad Ali Taheri’s followers were present before the court.
Mothers of martyrs and political prisoners staged a picket and carried placards to show their solidarity with those on trial.
Sholeh Pakravan (mother of executed interior designer Reyhaneh Jabbari), Shahin Mahinfar (mother of Amir Arshad Tajmir – killed during the 2009 uprising), Akram Neghabi (mother of Saeed Zeinali- thought to be murdered in the 1999 uprising), Hoori Golestani (mother of Behnood Ramezani – killed in the 1999 uprising), Mansoureh Behkish, Mother Osanloo and Shahnaz Karim Beigi (mother of Mostafa Karim Beigi – killed during the 2009 uprising) were present in this protest.
Sholeh Pakravan wrote on her facebook account: “I can see with my heart that my country is bearing big news.”