Imprisoned BIHE Instructor Has Been Denied the Right to a Furlough

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October 6, 2015

Translation by Iran Press Watch


HRANA News Agency – Nasim Bagheri, one of the instructors at the Baha’i online university (BIHE), who has been imprisoned in the women’s ward of Evin Prison, has been deprived of a furlough throughout her incarceration; the District Attorney continues to deny her and her family’s requests for a furlough. 

Based on reports by HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists in Iran, Nasim Bagheri, one of the instructors at the Baha’i online university, who was arrested by agents of the Ministry of Information on April 28, 2014 and transferred to the women’s ward of Evin Prison to serve her 4 year sentence, has been deprived of a furlough as of this date. Ali Taj-Bakhsh, the Deputy District Attorney of Tehran, has denied all such requests made by her and her family.

It should be noted that so far two requests for furlough have been made for this Baha’i citizen. Mr. Taj-Bakhsh has denied both these requests, but has not presented any specific reason for his denials.

Charged with propaganda against the regime and membership in an illegal organization, Nasim Bagheri was sentenced to four years imprisonment by Tehran’s Revolutionary Court. What is meant by an illegal organization is the online Baha’i university, which has the responsibility of educating Baha’i students who have been deprived of their right to attend university.


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