According to his attorney, Malihi was charged with participating in illegal gatherings and anti- regime propaganda. Malihi and Dadkhah presented their final defense to the judge in the 28th branch of the Revolutionary Court. In an interview with ILNA, Dadkhah mentioned that his client is a journalist and was only doing his job.
Dadkhah further stated that the judge wanted to know “the reason his client has been a member of Tahkim-e-Vahdat (Alumni Association) even though the court does not have proper jurisdiction.” Article 168 of the Constitution explicitly states that political and press charges should be tried openly and in the presence of a jury. Dadkhah also said that despite their requests, the judicial authorities have not agreed to change his temporary detention warrant and release him on bail.