Two poets and a documentary filmmaker are being prosecuted in Iran on charges of 'propaganda against the regime and cooperation with an apostate singer living abroad'.
A lawyer for the poets - named as Mehdi Mousavi and Fatemeh Ekhtessari. The name of the third accused has not been announced - told the state-run Tasnim news agency: "About a year ago, my clients published a collection of poems. One of these poems was then taken by a singer living abroad."
The poets were arrested in December 2013 by agents of the Revolutionary Guards intelligence service after speaking in literary meetings in Tehran and other cities.