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US Dept of State 2016 Report on International Religious Freedom

All News, Important News, International Reports, Students’ Arrests

Source: US Dept of State

Mohammad Ali Taheri’s case included in US Dept of State report on International Religious Freedom 2016.

“Mohammad Ali Taheri, founder of the spiritual doctrine Interuniversalism, remained in prison serving a life sentence for “insulting the sanctities.”

Taheri reportedly began a hunger strike on September 28 and was transferred to the hospital after fainting, according to local media reporting.

One of his supporters, Sara Saei was summoned to court in January for participating in protests of Taheri’s prison conditions, according to IHCRI.

In October security forces, using tear gas and beating participants with batons, reportedly broke up a gathering of Taheri’s supporters in front of Baghiatollah Hospital, where he was believed to be hospitalized, and arrested 15 people.”

https://www.state.gov/j/drl/rls/irf/2016/nea/268890.htm

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