United News Network (UNN) reported on Tuesday 16 December 2008 at 4:09 am:
Tehran (UNN) Houses of 12 Baha’i followers in the Iranian city of Semnan were searched by the security forces.
Sources close to the Baha’i community of Iran reported that houses of Baha’i followers were searched on December 12-15, their families were interrogated and some documents were seized.
According to UNN News one Baha’i follower was arrested. His identity has not yet been established.
It is the first time Baha’i adherents underwent a massive search in the city of Semnan.
This religion is forbidden in Iran and its adherents do not have civil rights.