Rahim Hemmati, a Nationalist-Religious activist and a member of the Youth Branch of the Militant Muslim Movement (Jonbesh Mosalmanaan Mobarez), has disappeared since Sunday September 12th
According to the recent reports, following the raid on the Ramadan religious ceremonies of the Militant Muslim Movement, the security authorities also went to his Tehran home while he was on vacation to visit his parents in the Northern part of Iran.
Rahim Hemmati is a Gilan student activist, a nationalist activist, and a Mousavi supporter during the 2009 Presidential Election. He has been held in detention twice for 87 days. He was first arrested on June 22nd and was under severe psychological and physical torture in an undisclosed location. He was then transferred to Ward 2A of Evin Prison and was released on bail on July 19th. He was arrested for a second time after the Ashura protests on January 17th when many activists were detained. He was confined in the solitary confinement unit of Ward 2A for a few days and was later transferred to several other wards such as Ward 2A, Ward 240, Ward 7 and Ward 350. He was released on bail on March 17th after 59 days of confinement. He was sentenced to 3 years in prison on July 21st during a show trial. He was served with the court’s verdict on September 4th.
His charges include participating in the June 15th, June 17th and November 4th gatherings, writing articles in support of the Green Movement leaders, analyzing the notorious chain murders in Iran, blogging and publishing the Green Movement news, and membership in the Militant Muslim Movement.
It is important to note that Hemmati had previously been threatened by several individuals that had introduced themselves as agents from the Prosecutor’s Office.