Mohammad Ali Taheri (Iran)

Person in charge of the case of Mohammad Ali TaheriMoises Castello.

Case Summary:

Mohammad Ali Taheri is a teacher, doctor, scientist and author from Iran who has proposed theories and practices dealing with spirituality from the perspective of science. The Iranian government arrested M. Taheri, and accused him of the following charges:

1. Insult to the Iranian sanctities
2. Illegal teaching
3. Promotion of acts against Islam

If the judge decides so, the sentence against M. Taheri can well be one of death penalty. The authorities from Iran have not given any detail concerning Dr. Taheri’s legal status. On the other hand, none of the above accusations have a solid and rational foundation. Which is why En Vero has decided to take on M. Taheri’s case as a case of wrongfully accused person.

Update (2019-04-24):

Mohammad Ali Taheri was finally released from prison on April 24, 2019.

On April 17, 2019, nine years after he was imprisoned, the 36th Branch of the Revolutionary Appeal Court of Iran nullified prior sentences against Mohammad Ali Taheri, based on articles of the New Criminal Code and ordered the release of Mohammad Ali Taheri from Tehran’s Evin Prison. Taheri was finally released on April 24.


  • News on July 14, 2019: Mohammad Ali Taheri’s current situation, three months after his release from Iranian prison: arbitrary limitations to his movements and serious threats received (En Vero English)
  • News on May 6, 2019: Press Release: Mohammad Ali Taheri freed (International Human Rights Foundation and En Vero)
  • News on April 28, 2019: Official Statement following Taheri’s Release (En Vero English)
  • News on April 24, 2019: Mohammad Ali Taheri released from prison after nine years (Center for Human Rights in Iran)
  • News on February 12, 2019: Protest Campaign following Taheri’s renunciation to Iranian Citizenship (Erfan News)
  • News on February 12, 2019: Mohammad All Taheri’s Letter to the Supreme Court of Iran (En Vero English)
  • News on October 10, 2018: Mohammad Ali Taheri’s complaint letter and summary of his case sent to the Court of Government Employees (En Vero English)
  • News on October 6, 2018: Final verdict by the Supreme Court of Iran expected (En Vero English)
  • News on September 15, 2018: Mohammad Ali Taheri responds to his former lawyer’s statement (En Vero English)
  • News on January 12, 2018: The Death Penalty in Iran, an Unbearable Truth (Huffington Post)
  • News on January 12, 2018: The Desperate Cry of Mohammad Ali Taheri (Huffington Post, trans.)
  • News on October 19, 2017: Mohammad Ali There sentenced to death penalty (En Vero English
  • News on September 3, 2017: Statement by US Department of State on Sentencing of Taheri to Death (US Department of State)
  • News on August 27, 2017: Spiritual Healer Taheri Sentenced To Execution (Radio Farda)
  • News on August 21, 2017: Mohamad Ali Taheri’s condition remains unknown (En Vero English)
  • News on October 19, 2016: Health report -Taheri in coma (CART EDIT)
  • News on October 5, 2016 (CART EDIT)
  • News on Sept 22, 2016: Report on the Mohamad Ali Taheri Case (CART EDIT)
  • News on July 18, 2016: Temporary prison release for Taheri (CART EDIT)
  • News on June 6, 2016: Call for immediate action: sign the AI petition, join the international protest on June 10 to 12 (ACDV COM / AI)
  • News on May 18, 2016: Mohamad Ali Taheri remains in Iranian prison illegally (CART EDIT)
  • News on May 18, 2016: View from Washington: Serious Concerns about Iranian Human Rights (Editorials on VOA)
  • News on April, 2 2016: Taheri mentioned in UN report (ACDV EDIT)
  • News on January, 16th 2016: Prisoners of conscience in Iran (CART EDIT)
  • News on October 7, 2015: A Message from Mohammad Ali Taheri’s Mother (CART EDIT
  • News on Sept. 4, 2015: Death Sentence for the Spiritual Leader Reveals Cracks in Iran’s Power Base (Iran Wire)
  • News on August 24, 2015: Mohammad Ali Taheri is on hunger strike (CNN ireport)
  • News on August 23, 2015: Mohammad Ali Taheri is on hunger strike to protest against his unfair trial (CART EDIT)
  • News on August 18, 2015: Free Taheri Rallies (CART EDIT)
  •  اخبار مربوط به 8 آگوست 2015 – پرونده محمدعلی طاهری (CART COM)
  • News on August 9, 2015: Report on executions in Iran (CART EDIT)
  • News on August 8, 2015: Death sentence on alternative health practitioner highlights alarming use of capital punishment in Iran – Zeid (United Nations Human Rights)
  • News on August 6, 2015: Press release (CART COM)
  • News on July 17th, 2015: Imprisoned Founder of Spiritual Group Awaits Clarification on His Sentence (International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran)
  • News on May 8th: Mohammad Ali Taheri prisoner of Conscience awaits sentencing (CNN)