Report on the Status of Incarcerated Baha’i Couple Iman Rashidi and Shabnam Mottahed

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Source: humanrightsiniran.org

Translation by Iran Press Watch

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Iman Rashidi and Shabnam Mottahed, a Baha’i married couple, are now spending the sixteenth month of their sentences in Yazd prison.

According to the Human Rights in Iran website, Iman Rashidi and Shabnam Mottahed, Baha’i citizens of Yazd, have been incarcerated since March 19 2015. Despite their eligibility for a furlough, they have been deprived of this benefit due to the preferences of judicial authorities.

Iman Rashidi and Shabnam Mottahed were arrested in August 2012, along with several other Baha’i citizens, and released on bail after three weeks.

Yazd Islamic Revolutionary Court accused Iman Rashidi and Shabnam Mottahed of “propaganda against the regime”, “acting against national security” and “membership in a secret organization (the Baha’i religion)”, and sentenced them respectively to three years in prison and two years in prison in September 2013.

These Baha’i citizens remain in Yazd prison.

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