Hundreds support Iranian mystic facing death sentence

February 25, 2015 8:29 PM

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Hundreds support Iranian mystic facing death sentence

A man who taught mysticism in Iran faces the death penalty after already serving almost four years in prison, in a case that has sparked outrage among hundreds of supporters.

Mohammad Ali Taheri, founder of a popular spiritual group called "Erfan-e Halgheh," or "mysticism circle," has been kept in solitary confinement in Tehran’s notorious Evin prison since May, 2011. Taheri, who taught popular spirituality and meditation classes, was originally given a 5-year sentence f...

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