The Persian site of the Baha’i International Community reported on June 4, 2009, the following which appears in translation:
Mrs. Maryam Shiraliyan (Subhani), a Baha’i of Semnan, passed away on May 20, 2009. However, governmental authorities refused to issue a burial certificate and informed her family that would only do so if the family consents that the deceased by buried under Islamic headstone in the Baha’i cemetery.
The family of Mrs. Shiraliyan refused this demand.
After several appeals to the office of the Governor of Semnan, two days later a burial certificate was issued on May 22.
The following video may interest those following developments in Semnan:
[Source: http://news.persian-bahai44.org/2009060402. Translation by Iran Press Watch.]