Iran: Azari rights activist summoned to Justice Department

The Ahar Revolutionary Court sent a written summons for Azari activist Abbas Lesani, instructing him to refer to the city’s Justice Department building on Wednesday August, 7, 2017, to receive explanations about his alleged charges.
Abbas Lesani is facing charges of “formation and management of opposition groups to disrupt national order and security.” This is a reference to a ceremony held to mark “International Native Language Day” in 2015, in which the State Security Forces raided and arrested more than 60 participants.
The Revolutionary Court of Ahar, has summoned dozens of those participants to the city’s court.
Ahar in a city in East Azerbaijan Province, northwestern Iran.

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