Arrest of a number of Baha’is in Vilashahr, Isfahan

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Vilashahr or Vīlā Shahr (Persian: ويلاشهر) is a small town in Iran, located in the rural area of Isfahan (city) and in 5 Kilometre distance of Najafabad.
Vilashahr or Vīlā Shahr (Persian: ويلاشهر) is a small town in Iran, located in the rural area of Isfahan (city) and in 5 Kilometre distance of Najafabad.

HRA news- In the evening of August 5th , police forces searched the houses of Faraz Roohi, Jinous Jooshtiyan and Nasim Roohi, three Bahai’s living in Vilashahr [a common site of persecution; for example, see http://www.iranpresswatch.org/post/4607], near Isfahan [see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vilashahr], and arrested them.

The above-mentioned individuals were involved in education; according to our reports, since April of 2009 – for about a year and four months – they have been travelling to Quleh-ye Musa Khan, a village located 50 kilometers outside of Isfahan, in order to provide education for the children of that area, using books approved by the Ministry of Education.

According to a report from the committee of Human Rights Reporters, these individuals were educating eight women and fifteen children, and had even started classes for teaching computer skills to the students. They had provided children and youth of the Quleh-ye Musa Khan village with about 200 copies of science and fictional books. It should be mentioned that due to a shortage of doctors and medical services in the village, these individuals would drive the villagers who needed medical care to the city so that they could receive the care they needed.

It should also be noted that the villagers had no information about the religion of these individuals, and their activities could only have been carried out for the purpose of pure humanitarian and social service. According to our latest reports, these individuals have been taken to Dastgerd prison of Isfahan, but have not been allowed to visit their families.

Translation by Iran Press Watch

Source: http://www.hra-news.org/1389-01-27-05-24-07/3226-1.html

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  1. brooks

    August 18, 2010 2:13 am

    Than this, there is is no more obvious distinction between those who selflessly serve the needs of humanity and their jailers. Our prayer is that God will sustain his loved ones in their time of persecution. But who will now aid those poor ones who were being cared for by God’s own helpers? Our prayers are also for them.

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