23 , January , 2011
Following the complaint filed by the Intelligence Ministry, attorneys Farshid Yadollahi, Amir Eslami, and Mostafa Daneshjou, have been sentenced to prison for disturbing public opinion and libel.
Farshid Yadollahi and Amir Eslami who were lawyers for many of the cases related to the dervishes in Kish Island have been sentenced to 6 months in prison for disturbing public opinion and libel while their clients have been acquitted of their charges. Mostafa Daneshjou had also been sentenced to 7 months in prison which has been upheld by the Mazandaran appeals court.The 3 lawyers had filed a complaint against the unlawful behavior of the Intelligence Ministry authorities. However, not only their lawful complaint was ignored but they were eventually convicted themselves.Farshid Yadollahi and Amir Eslami are members of the Human Rights Commission of the Iranian Bar Association and Mostafa Daneshjou was disbarred along with Omid Behrouzi while defending the rights of dervishes.Source