Imprisoned Baha’i Leader Taken to Hospital


Source: BahaiNews1

Translation by sen’s daily


Afif Naeimi a Baha’i prisoner of conscience and one of the seven Yarn (national facilitators for the Bahai community in Iran), has been transferred to the Tehran Heart Center. His physical condition has been deteriorating, but he had previously been denied hospital treatment. Mr. Naeimi was arrested in May 2008 together with six other “Yaran” They were charged with “formation of the Baha’i sect” and “spying for Israel”, and given 20-year prison sentences. He is 52 years old, and suffers from blood clots which require carefully controlled doses of Warfarin. He received treatment in Tehran’s Heart Center for nine months in 2013 and 2014, but on August 9, 2014, he was taken back to Raja’i Shahr prison, although the forensic doctor had certified that he was unable to bear imprisonment.


1. “BahaiNews” is an independent non-Bahá’í initiative and is not affiliated with any Baha’i institutions.


3 Responses

  1. Rodolfo tavarez

    June 16, 2015 6:29 pm

    The Baha’i people , we are no violent, no participation in any politic party , working for unity and lovo for all race, religions and humanity.


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