More information has come out on the identities of women beaten up and arrested by security forces when they took part in the gathering on October 31 outside the Baghiyatollah Hospital in Tehran.
Ms. Nazi Shariati was beaten so bad that she suffered a dislocated joint in the shoulder and transferred to hospital.
Zahra Bozorgpour, Saeedeh Goudarzi, Sepideh Mahzoun, and Akram Panahi were among those arrested.
It had been previously announced that Melika Kavandi, Nahid Babazadeh, Baharak Azarnia, and Zahra Shafii had been arrested and imprisoned in The Greater Tehran’s Fashfouyeh Prison and Varamin’s Qarchak Prison for women.
These women were protesting illegal detention of prisoner of conscience Mohammad Ali Taheri, founder of the cosmic mysticism (Erfan-e Halgheh). He was arrested in May 2011 and sentenced to five years imprisonment, 74 lashes and 900 million toumans of cash fine. The Iranian judiciary has refused to release Mr. Taheri after serving his sentence and has extended his prison term on new charges. Mr. Taheri has started his sixteenth hunger strike since September 28th.