Teenage Bahai Lost 40% of His Hearing in Prison

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Source: sensday.wordpress.com


Faez Baqheri, a 17-year-old Bahai from Yazd who was arrested, along with his father Nasser Bagheri, in their home on February 28, 2015, has been moved from prison to hospital because of a severe infection of the inner ear. He is said to have incurred the infection during his detention and interrogation, and to have lost 40% of his hearing. Although he needed nursing care, the prison officers took him in handcuffs and ankle shackles for a brief medical examination and then took him back to prison.

Faez Bagheri’s mother, Mrs. Fariba Ashtari, began a  3-year sentence in the Central Prison in Yazd on February 21, 2015. She also has a 1-year suspended sentence.


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  1. Kim Bowden-Kerby

    June 27, 2015 10:26 pm

    Heartbreaking. If it is indeed inner ear, he is likely to suffer from balance problems also. Poor kid!


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