Agents of the Intelligence Ministry Raided Baha’i Households in Semnan

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On Monday, 15 December 2008, Human Rights Activists of Iran posted the following report:

At 6 A.M. on December 14, 2008, the agents of the Ministry of Intelligence raided Baha’i households in Semnan in expanded and simultaneous operations.

Some of the families victimized during these raids include, Porhosseini, Tebyanian, Hedayati and Khanjani.  As reported by eyewitnesses, this operation took place without a previous warning and the early hours of the raid was intended to create fear and confusion among the families.  The agents involved with these operations searched Baha’i homes, confiscated paperwork, documents and personal belongings of family members.

The arrest of one Baha’i has been confirmed, but no further news is available about this victim.

[Posted by Human Rights Activists of Iran at: http://www.hrairan.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=67:agents-of-the-the-ministry-of-intelligence-raided-semnan-bahai-households-in-an-expanded-operation&catid=78:english-page&Itemid=129. This report was slighted edited.]

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