Search Posts

Dr. Mohammad Maleki summoned and his house was searched






Dr. Mohammad Maleki, Iranian academic and pro-democracy activist and former president of the University of Tehran, was summoned to Evin prison and his house was searched by security forces, today on 11 Dec 2012.

According to a report by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Mohammad Maleki is an Iranian academic and pro-democracy activist and former president of the University of Tehran.

Due to his activism, he has been arrested numerous times by Iranian police. On August 22, 2009, he was arrested again in the context of the unrest after 2009 presidential election. In early March 2010 he was released on bail after spending about three months in solitary confinement. He was charged with Moharebeh for alleged “contact with unspecified foreign groups and working to undermine the Islamic system” and “insulting the founder of the Islamic Republic Ayatollah Khomeini and Ayatollah Khamenei.” Maleki was hospitalized several times for a heart attack and other physical problems including prostate cancer during his detention. He was also reportedly denied access to an adequate treatment, and later (September 2011), wrote a brief report to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Iran on the tortures he had suffered during his prison terms for which he was subsequently interrogated and received a notice banning him from traveling abroad.

Maleki at first refused to attend at the Islamic Revolutionary Court, and at the second hearing July 30, 2011 refused to defend himself and said he would not appeal the sentence, because he considered the court of first instance to be illegal. He was finally sentenced on the charge of “propaganda against the system.” He was released but as of 25 January 2012 was summoned to serve a one-year prison term.

“You have five plus one year in prison sentences in your case and must be in Evin within next three days.” One of security forces told as they were seizing their personal things.

Source: HRANA