As previously reported by Iran Press Watch (http://www.iranpresswatch.org/2009/03/arrested-shiraz/), a young Baha’i of Shiraz was arrested on March 18, 2009, under inexplicable circumstances.
The following report was filed by Human Rights Activists of Iran in Persian earlier today and appears below in translation:
Mrs. Haleh Hooshmandi is one the Baha’i countrymen who was arrested by the agents of the Ministry of Intelligence on March 18, 2009, and presently remains in grave health conditions in prison. No official charges have been stated against her, nor has her case been processed through the legal channels.
According to reports received by our office, Mrs. Haleh Hooshmandi has a history of heart ailment and her physician has stated that any stress or trauma would have an extremely injurious impact on her health.
In a recent contact she had with her family, Mrs. Hooshmandi advised that her condition was not well and deteriorating, and declared her heart situation to be “serious”. She asked that her medical records be immediately shared with the Ministry of Intelligence.
The condition of this Baha’i countryman, whose family and physician are disallowed from visiting her, particularly at a time when many prisoners of conscience have died mysteriously while in custody as result of lack of medical attention, has deeply alarmed her family and human rights activists.
It should be noted that security agencies in Shiraz have arrested at least four Baha’i citizens in recent days and summoned for interrogation a number of others.
[Posted in Persian on Saturday, April 11, 2009, at http://hra-iran.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=840:321&catid=84:502&Itemid=219. Translation by Iran Press Watch.]