Weekly Report on Violation of Baha’i Rights (week of Jan 1st, 2011)

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omid-ghanbari1(RAHANA 8-Jan-2011) Setting fire on Baha’i owned properties in Rafsanjan, expulsion of a Baha’i citizen from University, and the growing pressure on Omid Ghanbari’s family are among the violation of Baha’i rights in the past week.

The following report includes the Baha’i rights violations in the past week:

December 31, 2010

Setting Fire on Baha’i Properties in Rafsanjan

Another store which was owned by Baha’i citizens has been set on fire in the city of Rafsanjan. Previously, 8 other stores which belonged to Baha’i citizens had been set on fire by unknown individuals.

January 5, 2011

Baha’i Citizen Expelled from University

Mona Mavedat, a student at the Babolsar unit of Mazandaran University, was expelled from the University for believing in the Baha’i faith. The authorities have not presented her with any proof in this regard.

Pressure Intensified on the Ghanbari Family

Following the arrest of Omid Ghanbari, a Baha’i resident of Sari, the authorities have gone to his house without a warrant several times with the intention of detaining his sister. Parnia Ghanbari has not yet appeared at the security bases.

Source: http://www.rahana.org/en/?p=9203

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