Friday, May 2nd, 2014
HRANA – For two months now, the Baha’i cemetery in Ahwaz has been blocked off with concrete blocks, and the burial of deceased Baha’is has been prevented. According to HRANA, the Human Rights Activists News Agency, the Baha’i cemetery in Ahwaz was closed off about two months ago, and the streets leading to the site were sealed off with large concrete blocks. No one has claimed responsibility for this action. About one month ago, Baha’is went to bury the bodies of their deceased relatives in the cemetery, but were unable to do so. An informed source told HRANA: “We have been investigating the restriction this whole time, but we have not received any answers.”
It should be mentioned that on Monday, April 28th 2014, a team of lift trucks and excavators went to destroy the Baha’i cemetery of Shiraz (referred to as “The Eternal Rose Garden” or “Garden of Eternity”) in order to begin constructing a cultural center.
According to recent reports, the destruction of the Baha’i cemetery in Shiraz has begun. Last year, the Baha’i cemetery in Sanandaj was ordered to be destroyed.
Translation by Iran Press Watch
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