Extensive Raids in Tehran and Isfahan: 17 Baha’is Arrested


Source: www.rahesabz.net/story/90215/

Translation by Sen’s daily


On February 16 and 17, security officers raided and searched the homes of Baha’is in Tehran and Isfahan, and arrested 17 Baha’is. In Tehran, the homes of Sasan Yadegar, Ehsan Yadegar, Arghavan Eshraghi and Mehrdad Forghani were raided, and all the books, desktop computers, tablets and mobile phones were seized. Five Baha’is were arrested, in line with arrest warrants, and the officers also had a warrant for the arrest of Mrs. Arghavan Eshraghi, who was not at home at the time of the raids. All those arrested in Tehran are reported to have been taken to Evin prison.

On February 17, security officers in Isfahan raided the homes of Kavian Dehghan, Houshang Rahimi and Peyman Atefi, and confiscated computers, mobile phones and books. They arrested 12 Baha’is. There is no word of where they are being held.

Those arrested In Tehran have been named as Ms. Elham Karampisheh, Ms. Mona Mehrabi, Ms. Akbari, Mr. Mehrdad Forghani and Mr. Safa Forghani. Those arrested in Isfahan are named as Ms. Nika Rajabi, Ms. Mona Aghdasi, Ms. Shiva Aghsani, Ms. Negar Sobhaniyan, Mr. Kavian Dehghan, Mr. Aref Dehghan, Mr. Shayan Kosar, Mr. Peyman Atefi, Mr. Koosha Rahimi and Mr. Houshang Rahimi.


5 Responses

  1. vafa-canada

    February 18, 2015 10:31 pm

    These are the true Heroes of Iran and set a high moral standard for the rest of us to follow. Our prayers are with you. May Baha’u’llah bless your sacrifices in the path of His Mighty Cause.

  2. Kevin-Vancouver

    February 19, 2015 8:04 am

    Arbitrary and nonsense arrests will not deter the Baha’is from Service to their country of Iran. So many people across all walks of life are now suffering in Iran, under this regime. Any fair minded observer must now recognize the decades of injustice that the Baha’is of Iran have endured with such grace and wisdom. My thoughts and prayers go out to all Iranians to focus on actions of collaboration and integrated society building.

  3. CAt

    February 20, 2015 9:01 pm

    I grieve as much for the people of Iran, even the persecutors, there and throughout the Middle East. Just think of the suffering, death and destruction that could have been, could be, avoided had they not turned away from the healing, reviving, life-affirming, revolutionary teachings of Baha’u’llah. Just like Jesus and Mohammed before Him, Baha’u’llah and His followers suffer under blind imitation, closed mindedness and bigotry, failing to understand that there has never been more than one unfolding religion of God throughout history. Oh, the destruction of body and soul that has succumbed to this strange affliction! Fervent prayers must be said for BOTH victims and the sad perpetrators who do not understand where their true and abiding happiness lies.

  4. Lynne Salter Australia

    February 21, 2015 3:18 am

    The Iranian government has hit rock bottom. If they think that such blatant persecution of these pure hearted citizens (who happen to be Baha’is) is going unnoticed> They are crazy (which they must be) cause the world is watching & speaking up against these acts of abominations toward innocent humans that love mankind. My prayers are with them all!


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