GVF — An Iranian judge from the eastern Iranian city of Birjand has been arrested for supporting Green Movement leader Mir Hossein Mousavi.
The Green Voice of Freedom has learned that Parviz Shahir-Razmandeh, a deputy to the Revolutionary Court of Birjand and a veteran of the Iran-Iraq war, has been detained for backing opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi after anti-government protests in February 2011.
Shahir-Razmandeh’s family had remained silent his case until very recently when they decided to speak out about the judge’s imprisonment. They are concerned about his state of well being in behind bars.
A founder of the Birjand branch of the Revolutionary Guard (IRGC), Shahir-Razmandeh has held different position within the Iranian judiciary and has served as governor of the cities of Torbat Jam and Kashmar. He was also once a member of the command council of Birjan’s IRGC as well as chief of intelligence unit there.
The family of Shahir-Razmandeh have been approaching various officials in an attempt to follow up on his case and to obtain further details. They have even written letters to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei as well as the Intelligence Ministry. Furthermore, Razmandeh’s father has unsuccessfully tried to gain more information about his son’s case by referring to the court of justice in Tehran, but to no effect.