The case of prominent attorney Dr. Seifzadeh who has been the lawyer of many prisoners of conscience is under review in the 2nd branch of the Prosecutor’s Office presided by an interrogator by the name of Sobhani. He has been charged with founding the Defenders of Human Rights Center based on Article 489 and 500 of the Islamic Penal Code.
His case has been sent to the 15th branch of the Revolutionary Court presided by Judge Salavati.
His first court session was held on September 13th. However, the date of the hearing was changed since the Prosecutor’s representative failed to show up.
The Defenders of Human Rights Center, headed by Shirin Ebadi was illegally shut down by the judicial authorities and its activities were declared to be unlawful. The prominent attorneys working for the Committee believe that the authorities’ decision is illegal. During the last year, pressure has intensified on the members of the Committee such as Dr. Mohammad Ali Dadkhah and Dr. Fatah Soltani who had previously been held in detention.