People arrested on Ashura Day to stand trial
The Tehran Revolutionary Court reported that more16 people arrested during the clashes on Ashura Day will stand trial soon, Isna reported.
One of the arrested is accused of 'muharib', enemies of God whose annihilation by true believers is religiously sanctioned, and other 15 are accused of counter-propaganda of Iran's regime, participation in illegal rallies and insulting the governmental officials on Internet.
Those who oppose Allah, the Prophet and the Islamic government, are called 'muharib' (who declared war). Articles 183-196 of the Iranian Constitution specify exile or a penalty for "muharib" or a person who wants to "overthrow the Islamic government".
Opposition supporters and police clashed on Ashura Day Dec. 27 in Tehran.
According to international news agencies, the riots resulted in the deaths of 15 people. Police arrested 550 people. According to the official information, the clashes killed eight people, including one woman, and 300 people arrested. The relevant agencies publicized their names.
Jan.14, the Tehran City Court reported that it received criminal cases on seven more people arrested during the clashes on Ashura Day.