Sarang Etehadi Released at the End of His Sentence

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Sarang Etehadi was released from prison in Tehran today, at the end of a one-year sentence on charges of “propaganda against the state through participation in Bahai worship and prayer groups.” His wife, Nasim Ashrafi, was freed from Evin prison on April 8, having also served a one-year sentence. The couple, both from Tehran, were arrested in a wave of detentions of Baha’is in Tehran, Mashhad and Shiraz in early July, 2012. Mr. Ettehadi was originally sentenced to five years, and Mrs Ashrafi to three years in prison, but the review court reduced both sentences to one year.


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