Other charges included
sowing corruption on earth, propaganda against the Islamic Republic and
acting against national security, according to a 2012 sentence handed
down by the Ahvaz Islamic Revolutionary Court.
A well-known and loved poet in Iran, Shabaani was originally arrested
in 2011 and “confessed” the crime of terrorism on Iranian
state-controlled Press TV after being subjected to months of torture and
However, in a letter
that was published by Ahwaz News Agency in 2013, Shaabani said he had
“never participated in any armed activity, whatever the motives.”
He said, “I started my journey wielding my pen against the tyranny that is trying to enslave and imprison minds and thoughts …”
Almost on a daily basis, for years now, we have seen what the Iran regime does; this despite the silence of our msm, and despite our political 'leaders' ignorantly pursuing dialogue with murderers.