Tuesday, 13 January 2009

World of Yaad Leader Still in Jail

Mehdi Zand, the leader of The World of Yaad organization, is still in prison.  He and the three other men arrested at the Blue Fire restaurant in Rickmansworth (UK) on 12 November 2008 will all stay in jail until next week as their bail hearing has been postponed.  A trial date has been set for 6 July 2009.

The news was reported in both the Watford Observer and Ealing Times (please see article below).

It appears that all 4 defendants have pleaded 'not guilty' to 2 counts each of GBH with Intent.

The news has also been picked up by The Truth About Mehdi Zand blog.

Men deny Rickmansworth assault

12:15pm Tuesday 13th January 2009

By Neil Skinner

Four men have denied involvement in a violent assault at a Rickmansworth restaurant.

The men were arrested after an incident at the Blue Fire Restaurant, in Money Hill Parade, on the afternoon of Wednesday, November 12, during which two men were seriously injured.

Mehdi Zand, Francesco Zand, and Mohammed Kashefi, all of Tower Hill, Chipperfield, appeared with Hamid Mokaram-Afshari, of Northolt, at St Albans Crown Court yesterday afternoon.

All pleaded not guilty to two charges of wounding with intent to cause GBH and were remanded in custody for trial on Monday, July 6.