Baha’i Citizen Ighan Shahidi Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison

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ighan-shahidi (RAHANA, 25 July 2011 ) Baha’i citizen and education rights activist Ighan Shahidi has been sentenced to 5 years in prison.

Shahidi has been sentenced to 5 years in prison in the lower court presided by Judge Moghayeseh.

According to the Human Rights House of Iran, he had been tried for membership in the “illegal” group of Education Rights, anti-regime propaganda and belonging to the Baha’i faith.

Shahidi who had been deprived of continuing his education was detained along with Navid Khanjani and Sama Nourani for their activities in regards to education rights.  They were transferred to the IRGC-run Ward 2A of Evin Prison. Shahidi was later released on bail.

Source: http://www.rahana.org/en/?p=11550

Persian Article: http://www.rahana.org/archives/42742

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