Youngest Baha’i Prisoner, a 19-Year Old Girl from Zahedan



Translation by Iran Press Watch


According to a report by Bazdasht, Tabassom Hosayni, who was born on 10 July 1997, is the youngest Baha’i prisoner.

Tabassom Hosayni and her mother, Emilia Hakiman, were arrested on 6 November 2016 in the city of Zahedan, because they are Baha’is.

The question is what kind of threat a young girl poses to the Iranian regime, so that they make her experience such an emotional and physical hardship at this age.

In addition to Tabassom and her mother, another Baha’i citizen named Farshid Dadvar was arrested in Zahedan on the same day.

Farshid Dadvar moved from Yazd to Zahedan a few years ago. He was arrested once before, in Zahedan, on 23 December 2012, and was fortunately acquitted after some time.

In addition, another Baha’i citizen named Saeid Azimi was arrested in Esfahan on 25 October 2016. His situation remains unknown.

Moreover, Mr. Amrollah Hekmatshoar, a Baha’i citizen residing in Karaj, was arrested on 7 November 2016. His son, Aref Hekmatshoar, had been dismissed from school last year, because of his belief in the Baha’i Faith.



2 Responses

  1. Brooks Garis

    November 19, 2016 2:45 am

    We are astonished and saddened. Officials are claiming to benefit the people of Iran, yet they quench the spark of youth to preserve their official appointments. This is the challenge: to navigate the misuse of power and somehow enable the future of Iran to survive. Here is our hope: At some point those workers in the administration of government who recognize that the instructions they are being given cause oppression and injustice and they will stop accepting those instructions and stop harassing and imprisoning the innocent because they know it hurts the country as a whole. It is for this, for the freedom of thought in Iran that we pray.

  2. Soheyl Mottahedeh

    December 8, 2016 3:37 pm

    When the names of the Iranian judges, prosecutors and their supporters will be attached next to each of the victims and their unjust actions become individually, nationally and internationally disclosed, this transparency alone will become a first layer of accountability for fear of being exposed sooner or later.


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