Prisoners of the Day: Hamid Reza and Saleh Moradi Sarvestani


Prisoners of the Day: Hamid Reza and Saleh Moradi Sarvestani
by Shifteh Ansari

Majzooban-e Noor: Hamid Reza and Saleh Moradi Sarvestani are Nematollahi Gonabadi Order dervishes.

Hamid Reza Moradi Sarvestani headed Majzooban-e Noor, the website for the Order. Security forces arrested Hamid Reza Moradi on September 4, 2011, along with a group of other contributor to the website that documented the increasing persecution of the Gonabadi dervishes, during a raid on the group in the town of Kavar in Fars Province.

His brother, Saleh, was also arrested at his home in Shiraz on Septembr 7, 2011 when plainclothes security forces entered his home without a warrant.

The two men have been charged with "insulting the Supreme Leader," "creating public anxiety," "assembly and collusion against national security," "propagating falsehoods," and "membership in a deviant group." Hamid Reza Moradi faces the additional charge of "destroying public property."

The health of the two dervish brothers who have been in prison in Tehran and Shiraz for more than ten months has seriously deteriorated and their family's efforts to seek medical treatment for them have been futile.

Hamid Reza Moradi Sarvestani, who is detained inside Evin Prison's security ward, is currently facing a health crisis. He suffers from severe heart and kidney problems, and has been hospitalized in critical condition several times, but has not received proper treatment so far. Sarvestani has been transferred to hospital in handcuffs and footcuffs, but each time he has been returned to prison before completing his treatment course.

Saleh Moradi Sarvestani has been detained inside the Adel Abad Prison in Shiraz. He also suffers from serious health problems and his repeated requests for medical attention by a specialist or transfer to a medical facility have been refused. Saleh Moradi suffers from severe shoulder and arm pains, which he developed inside the Shiraz Intelligence Office's Detention Center, known as Number 100, caused by physical pressure during his interrogations.

Seven Gonabadi dervishes, including Hamid Reza Moradi Sarvestani, refused to attend their May 15 trial session at Branch 15 of Tehran Revolutionary Court under Judge Salavati, stating that they had been unable to study their cases and the evidence for their indictment, as well as the illness of two of the suspects, Hamid Reza Moradi Sarvestani and Mostafa Daneshjoo.


These men were featured as Prisoners of the Day on July 8, 2012 on the site. This blog is my tribute to two severely tortured prisoners of conscience who deserve respect and reflection. Please only leave original and directly related comments about these two men here or none at all. No propaganda, no slogans, no cliche comments, and no fighting, please, or I will flag your comments. If you are doubtful about what to say, say nothing at all.  Admin, this blog is a copy/paste.  This is the source:  //


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Iranians of all walks of life taking a stand for their freedom and just rights.  They are to be commanded and supported by all freedom loving folks.


  Iranians need to stand united in their support for these brave souls, support their goals and aspiration for a  free independent and prospers Iran. 



'Hambastegi' is the main key to victory 



I feel

by Raoul1955 on

Sorry for these fellows, their families, and the young Iranians who are suffering under the islamic regime.


 My God give their

by vildemose on

 My God give their parents strength and faith. The best and the brightest of Iran's children are systematically decimated and we are still fighting over a dead shah and dead nationalist.


All Oppression Creates a State of War--Simone De Beauvoir