Mrs. Fariba Kamalabadi, six other former Baha’i leaders known as the Yaran, and some other Baha’is continue to languish in the notorious Evin prison of Tehran. While their bodies suffer incarceration and psychological torture, yet their indomitable spirits shine ever so brightly, thinking of their families, friends and millions of well-wishers around the globe.
Mrs. Kamalabadi’s younger daughter, Taraneh, had a birthday come up in March. Her mother thought about her birthday, but alas there was so little she could do for Taraneh from behind bars! Nevertheless, she was resourceful enough that she grew for her a small plant, – a reminder that life and love sprout for these souls even under the harsh conditions of prison – and gave that as a gift to Taraneh.
The attached pictures show the plant and the happy young lady. Next year, we pray, the family will be able to celebrate Taraneh’s birthday in their happy home, where the entire family will come together – far from dark memories of Evin.
Iran Press Watch is grateful to Mr. Iraj Kamalabadi (Fariba’s brother) for these photographs.