Source: El Yasin-Press: El Yasin Community Magazine, March 3, 2009 (www.elyasin-press.blogfa.com), by Elyasin Reporters Committee
After 53 days of re-arresting Mr. Peyman Fattahi (Master Iliya) and five members of Elyasin Community, waves of threats and trend of arbitrary actions against the community by Religions administration of [Iran] Intelligence Ministry have changed to a new figure:
- Mr. Farhad Moradi was beaten at Religions’ administration
After 40 days of being ignorant of Mr. Farhad Moradi’s situations, some pieces of information about him penetrated from prison. Religions administration interrogators frequently struck and kicked Mr. Moradi to achieve ordered confessions. They told him signing ordered confessions is his only option for freedom.
- Distorted Videos about Master Iliya
Mr. Farhadi informed about existence of fake videos and tapes about Master Iliya which are produced using film distortion methods. It is noteworthy to say that production of distorted films to destroy the character of Elyasin community leader and to alter his personality among his followers has been in the administration to-do list but the administration was unable to achieve this goal.
- Arrest of two other members of Elyasin community
Ms. Mitra Haji-Najafi (Spokesperson of Elyasin community inside Iran) and her son, Mr. Aliyar Nikfarman (council member of Professional Thinkers and Probers Association), were kidnapped in Tehran. Intelligence agents of Religions administration of Intelligence ministry arrested them on March 2, 2009 and moved them to an unknown location. The details on their arrest and the location where they are kept have not yet been available. As a result, the number of arrested members of Elyasin community since January 14, 2009 has increased to 11.
- Cruel acts of Religions’ administration against Elyasin members
In continuation of increased physical tortures and mental pressures against imprisoned members of Elyasin to make them sign ordered confessions and to commit forced obligations, Ms. Reyhaneh Abdolkarimi, who was arrested at a post office in Tehran, has been imprisoned for nine days in a cruel condition with handcuff and blindfolded. This is an obvious violation of human rights by the malicious intelligence administration.
- Recalling and interrogation of Mr. Peyman Fattahi’s wife (Ms. Shabab Hesami) in Revolution Court
Ms. Shabab Hesami (Peria), Mr. Peyman Fattahi’s young pregnant wife, was recalled to Revolution Court and was interrogated on March 4, 2009. Stated by the interrogators, her charges are some cliché allegations such as deceit, heresy, and insulting holy Islamic Republic system. The continuation of her interrogation was on March 7, 2009.
After the interrogation, the judge of the case met and informed her about other arrests of more Elyasin community members including Ms. Shabab Hesami, herself, imminently. It is noteworthy to say that the case officials had already spoken about scattering the community by any means possible.
Having several published books and articles, Ms. Shabab Hesami is one of outstanding writers of Elyasin community. In addition to her husband, her sister, Nazi Hesami, has also been imprisoned for more than fifty days at section 209 of Evin prison.
- Religions’ administration anticipated plan in the second half of March
Based on extensive threats of Religions administration interrogators and the judge of the case, it is anticipated that the administration will arrest Mr. Peyman Fattahi’s young pregnant wife and many other active members of the community before Iranian New Year (March 21) to suppress and scatter the 200000-member community of Elyasin as much as possible. The arrests will take place just before the New Year to prevent any chance for negotiations, investigations and informing public opinion because of national holidays situation. On the other hand, according to human rights activists, these suppressions and pressures will increase by getting closer to the presidential election days.