Arrest of a Baha’i in Semnan

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HRANA – Religious Minority Rights: Agents of the Ministry of Intelligence of the city of Semnan arrested Mrs. Sholeh Taeef on Saturday [19 Dec. 2009].

According to the Baha’i Committee of Human Rights Activists in Iran, around 10 AM on Saturday the 28th of Azar [19 Dec. 2009], agents of [the Ministry of] Intelligence in Semnan arrived at the home of Mrs. Shola Taeef, a Baha’i in Semnan. Posing as workers from the electrical company, they entered her house, searched it and confiscated two computers and some religious books, then arrested her and took her to the prison in Semnan.

At 5pm on the same day, Mrs. Sholeh Taeef informed her family by a telephone call that she was well.

Editor’s Notes:

1. Semnan is a city located in the northern part of Iran. Read more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semnan_(city)

Source(s): HRNA, http://www.hra-news.org/news/10849.aspx; Baha’i World News Services, http://news.persian-bahai44.org/2009122301

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