Iran's Judiciary Officials Summons Mohammad-Mohsen Bakhtyari

 Monday, June 13, 2016 10:53:18 AM

Mohammad-Mohsen Bakhtyari, 23, was reportedly summoned to the Islamic Revolutionary Court in Ahwaz, BCR Group has learned. He, whose nickname amongst his friends and family is "Mohsen", got a call to attend the court on June 14, 2016. The Revolutionary Court accused him of ambiguous charges of "publishing forbidden books (Anti-Islam and anti-regime books)" and "alleged activities in cyberspace", a reliable source told the rights group.

According to sources, his brother Mousa Bakhtyari has been in prison since 2009. Fattah (Eisa) Bakhtyari was the leader of Bakhtyari Libertarian Movement Party.

Farnaz Bakhtyari, his sister, was kept in Rajai Shahr, Behbehan and Karoon prisons for vague charges of "acting against national security" about four years.

He, an expelled student of civil engineering from the University of Ahwaz, was previously arrested when he was just 13 years old and taken into isolation (up to 12 weeks) where the goal was inquisition. Officials detained him for his writings in support of Reyhaneh Jabbari against the unjust death penalty on Facebook. Anonymous persons took Mohsen to an unknown location for a week and he was brutally tortured - both physically and mentally-, his relatives said. Afterwards, he was again arrested by Iran's security forces in 2015 for alleged charges of "protesting against unknown prisoners" situation in the Iranian prison" and "excruciating life of detainees in the notorious Nava prison in Bandar-e-Mahshahr County of Khuzestan Province"; officials tortured him in the solitary confinements. Further, he was again detained by IRGC officers in a raid at his house, but he released from jail with $330 fine. Once again, officials held Mohsen for hours, investigating him at the International Imam Khomeini Airport on February 17, 2016. Finally, Mohesn was arrested by security forces on June 8, 2016; he was released on bail after two days from Sepidar Ahwaz prison and now he is waiting for the court's decision.

By: Kaveh Taheri