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Three Gonabadi Dervishes Arrested in Kavar



Three Gonabadi Dervishes, residents of Kavar county in Fars province arrested at their homes this afternoon 10 Ordibehesht 1392 (April 30, 2013).
According to Majzooban Noor, today twenty security agents and Plain-clothes entered the homes of Messrs. Mohammad Ali Sadeghi, Mohammad Ali Dehghan and Mohsen Esmaeeli and arrested them without a warrant and then the Dervishes were transferred to an unknown location by security forces who were using violence and intimidation against them.

Since Shahrivar 1390 (September 2011) following the attacks by Basiji and plain-clothes on Gonabadi Dervishes in Kavar town in Fars Province which resulted the death of one Dervish called ” Vahid Banani” who was killed by a gun-shut and so many file cases opened against Gonabadi Dervishes in court, pressures on Gonabadi Dervishes increased, so on, in the second half of 1390 and first half of 1391 more than 100 Gonabadi Dervishes in the city of Kavar, arrested, beaten, and without receiving written summons have been tried. Always the procedure for arresting Gonabadi Dervishes has been accompanied by harsh violence by security forces and Plain-clothes and after the arrest and transfer to Intelligence detention centers or in the detention center of security agents, they are being interrogated and suffering under the Inquisition, also in some cases severely have been beaten by security agents, so their families express their grave concerns over the whereabouts and health status of detained Dervishes.

Previously, on 7 Mordad 1391 ( Jul 28 , 2012 ) seventeen Gonabadi dervishes from Kavar county were accused of “spreading corruption on earth”, “moharebeh or defying God” and ” illegal carrying of weapons”.
Messrs. Mohammad Ali Shamshirzan, Mohammad Ali Dehghan, Amir Hamzeh Dehghan, Mohammad Ali Sadeghi, Behyar Rajabi, Kazem Dehghan, Seyed Ebrahim Bahrami, Abouzar Malekpour, Hamid Reza Arayesh and Mohsen Esmaeeli were charged with “spreading corruption on earth”, “moharebeh or defying God” and ” illegal carrying of weapons” and Messrs. Mehrdad Keshavarz, Omid Ali Akbari tabar, Gholam ali Arayesh, Mohammad Arayesh, Manouchehr Zaree and Aman Cheraghi were chareged with ” illegal carrying of weapons” by Criminal Branch of Shiraz’s Revolutionary Court.