Yekta Fanhandezh Sa’adi Arrested

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Source: humanrightsiniran.org

Translation by Iran Press Watch

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Yekta Fanhandezh Sa’adi, a Baha’i citizen of Shiraz​,​ was arrested this morning.

According to the website Human Rights in Iran, which was quoting “BahaiNews”1, in addition to the search of her residence, Yekta was arrested on 16 Jul 2016 by officers of ​​​the ​O​​ffice of Information in Shiraz.

Officers of the Ministry of Intelligence and Security entered her residence, beat he​r sister Maryam​,​ and verbally abused her.

According to an informed source, her three year old child, Liyana Bahadori, was also abused verbally.

The same reliable source indicated that after two hours of searching the house, the officers confiscated her laptop, external hard drive and​,​ handcuff​ing her,​ transferred her to the Office of Information.

Yekta Fanhandezh Sa’adi was sentenced to five years imprisonment previously; currently her sentence is under review.

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1. “BahaiNews” is an independent non-Bahá’í initiative and is not affiliated with any Baha’i institutions.

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2 Responses

  1. Brooks Garis

    July 30, 2016 11:12 pm

    Certainly one who’s love of the Baha’i Faith would cause her to accept imprisonment rather than disobey Baha’u’llah’s teaching is, by definition, always obedient to her government and a well-wisher of its representatives. Certainly, the presiding judge at Branch One of the Revolutionary Court in the esteemed city of Shiraz would have become acquainted with Baha’u’llah’s command that his believers support their government and obey it’s laws. When the National Assembly of the Baha’is of Iran was ordered to disband, they disbanded and were allowed to form the Yaran in it’s place. When Baha’is are ordered to appear at a police inquiry, knowing full well that they will be jailed if they go, they trust in God, obey their government and go. Never would any member of the Baha’i Faith approach anything with the distasteful hint of collusion, propaganda, or any mischief whatever that would injure the government, immune its reputation or reflect unfavorably on their Faith. So, if Ms. Yekta Fanhzndezh Sa’adi accepts prison, by definition of her being an honorable Baha’i, she and all her fellow believers who are also imprisoned are unquestionably trustworthy, faithful to their government and innocent of these charges. Please God, the court will see the truth of this and exonerate them and release them to continue their good and helpful work.

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  2. Brooks Garis

    July 30, 2016 11:15 pm

    Certainly one who’s love of the Baha’i Faith would cause her to accept imprisonment rather than disobey Baha’u’llah’s teaching is, by definition, always obedient to her government and a well-wisher of its representatives. Certainly, the presiding judge at Branch One of the Revolutionary Court in the esteemed city of Shiraz would have become acquainted with Baha’u’llah’s command that his believers support their government and obey it’s laws. When the National Assembly of the Baha’is of Iran was ordered to disband, they disbanded and were allowed to form the Yaran in it’s place. When Baha’is are ordered to appear at a police inquiry, knowing full well that they will be jailed if they go, they trust in God, obey their government and go. Never would any member of the Baha’i Faith approach anything with the distasteful hint of collusion, propaganda, or any mischief whatever that would injure the government, impune its reputation or reflect unfavorably on their Faith. So, if Ms. Yekta Fanhzndezh Sa’adi accepts prison, by definition of her being an honorable Baha’i, she and all her fellow believers who are also imprisoned are unquestionably trustworthy, faithful to their government and innocent of these charges. Please God, the court will see the truth of this and exonerate them and release them to continue their good and helpful work.

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