Earlier today, the following news was reported by the online site of Human Rights Activists News Agency:
Independent and reactionary elements have set on fire the harvest of a Baha’i.
On August 20, 2009, the crops of Mirza Aqa Fanaian, who is the only Baha’i resident of the village of Darjazin, located 5 miles north of Semnan, was set on fire. These products consisted of barley and hay. Mr. Fanaian is an elderly person and this farm is the sole source of his livelihood and was valued at 10 million rial [equivalent of US$1,000].
The province of Semnan has seen considerable increase in anti-Baha’i activities during the current year by independent and reactionary forces. The Baha’i appeals to law enforcement agencies to prevent these elements from perpetrating these violent acts have not produced any results and have fallen on deaf ears.
[Posted on Saturday, August 29, 2009, at hra-news. Translation by Iran Press Watch.]