Ezzatolmoluk Taheri, the mother of Mohammad Ali Taheri, said her son has been on hunger strike since August 13. The mother of this prisoner issued a statement on Thursday, August 20 on her Facebook page saying Mohammad Ali Taheri has been on hunger strike since August 13 protesting matters such as not being informed or provided with any court orders for his death sentences “based on false allegations raised by the Revolutionary Guards, nor based on justice nor a legal argument”.
Mohammad Ali Taheri is the founder of the “Erfan Halghe” art-culture institution and he has been in prison since August 1, 2010.
He has been condemned to five years in jail, a 9 billion rial fine (nearly $260,000) and 74 lashes by a ‘revolution’ court on charges of “insulting sanctities, illegal use of scientific titles, and the devious nature of his books and writings being devious”.
(August 21, 2015)