In the Last Two Days, at Least Six Baha’is Have Been Arrested in Iran

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Source: www.radiofarda.com

Translation by Iran Press Watch

July 05, 2017

According to reports from Iran, at least six Baha’is have been arrested in Gorgan, Kashan and Shiraz in the last two days.

In Kashan, two Baha’is, Amrollah Manuchehri and Ziaollah Elahian, were arrested on Monday by security forces, and moved to an unknown location.

In addition, Parivash Shojaei and Rofia Pakzadan have been summoned and imprisoned in Gorgan to serve their sentence of one and a half years of incarceration. They have been charged with “propaganda against the regime” and “membership in the illegal Baha’i Administration”.

At the same time, Vargha Mehdinezhad and Shiva Akhlaghi, two Baha’is living in Shiraz, were also arrested by security forces.

The Baha’i International Community in Geneva has confirmed the news of the arrests of these Baha’is in Iran, and also announced that about three weeks ago, nine other Baha’is in Gorgan were arrested and imprisoned.

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran, Asma Jahangir, has been critical of “widespread discrimination against Baha’is”, including denying them the right to study at universities and creating job restrictions for them.

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6 Responses

  1. Kevin Stark

    July 7, 2017 7:50 pm

    Sad to watch a society that had so much promise going down the drain in this way. Only hope someone finds the plug before it totally disintegrates.

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  2. Sarada Nayak

    July 11, 2017 4:19 am

    This is against human rights. Baha’is are working for world peace, world unity and establishing the Divine Civilization by which not only one country but whole world and mankind will be benefitted spiritually and materially. What harm in this??? This is high time for everyone to investigate the truth independently and know what Baha’is are doing exactly. Truth remains always truth. False accusations can never cover it.

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  3. Sarada Nayak

    July 11, 2017 4:31 am

    This against human rights. Baha’is are working for world peace, world unity and establishing the Divine Civilization by which not only one country but whole world and mankind will be benefitted spiritually and materially. What harm in this???

    Reply
  4. Sarada Nayak

    July 11, 2017 4:33 am

    It is high time for everyone to investigate the truth independently and know what Baha’is are doing exactly. Truth remains always truth. False accusations can never cover it.

    Reply
  5. Sarada Nayak

    July 11, 2017 4:37 am

    High time for everyone to investigate the truth independently and know what Baha’is are doing exactly. Truth remains always truth. False accusations can never cover it.

    Reply

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