Soheila Aqdasi and Noushin Mithaqi Begin 6-Month Sentences

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On November 30th, agents from the Ministry of Intelligence arrested Noushin Misaghi and Soheila Aghdasi, Bahai women living in Urmia, in Iran’s Azerbaijan province, and took them to Urmia prison to begin their 6-month sentences. Ms. Mithaqi’s name has also been reported as Noushin Aghdasi. They were accused of “propaganda against the regime.” Not long ago they received telephone calls saying they should report to the prison, but did not do so as no official summons followed. They are among seven Baha’is in Urmia who were sentenced early in July this year to terms ranging from six months to six years, on charges that included teaching the Bahai Faith, propaganda against the Islamic Republic, hosting teaching classes in their homes, teaching minors, attracting Muslims, membership of a Bahai Assembly, and having links to the Universal House of Justice.



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