Elham Farahani Hospitalized


Source: www.humanrightsiniran.org

15 December 2016

Translation by Iran Press Watch

Elham Farahani (left), Adel Naeimi (right)
Elham Farahani (left), Adel Naeimi (right)

Last week, Elham Farahani, a Baha’i prisoner in the women’s ward of Evin Prison, was transferred to the hospital and operated upon after her arm was broken.

Based on a report by the Human Rights in Iran website, Elham Farahani, a prisoner of conscience held in Evin Prison, lost her balance, fell and broke her right arm. This Baha’i prisoner was first transferred to Taleghani Hospital. However, she was transferred back to prison, owing to the lack of specialists and adequate facilities at that hospital. After a few days and with follow ups by Mrs. Farahani’s family, she was transferred from prison to Jam Hospital, and is currently confined in that hospital.

It is reported that two surgeries have been done on her arm as of now. However, her condition has not improved due to the severity of her injuries.

Elham Farahani, a Baha’i citizen, was arrested by security agents in 2012, and after two months of interrogation in solitary confinement at Evin, was temporarily released on 100 million tumans (approx. $31,000) bail. This Baha’i citizen was sentenced to four years of imprisonment by the Revolutionary Court, and transferred to Evin Prison in April of 2014 to serve her sentence.

Elham Farahani suffers from severe arthritis in her arm and neck. Nevertheless, this Baha’i prisoner has not been allowed to take sick leave since her arrest and the beginning of her prison term.

Adel and Shamim Naeimi, this Baha’i prisoner’s husband and son, are also serving prison sentences, at Rajai Shahr Prison.


2 Responses

  1. Brooks Garis

    December 18, 2016 12:22 pm

    This Baha’i lady and her dear family are the pride and soul of Iran. All of Iran’s Baha’is are the wealth of the planet, so much do we learn from them about to conduct ourselves if we are to be faithful to God. Do not lose these courageous souls or let harm touch them. Imagine accepting a lifetime of pain and isolation from loved ones as a choice. Easy enough, say the jailers, to go home with your family and let doctors come to heal your pain. Only tell us you are not a Baha’i. Write it here on this form. Easy enough. No, there is no world without God’s blessing and this is the blessing that transforms the hearts of the world. What would comfort be without the sustenance of God’s word and of this work, to be anointed by God as a gift to the world. It is the work of those lovers of Abraham, Moses and Jesus, and those of companions of the Prophet, noble and heartbreaking work of detachment and obedience, carried out to give life to the world. “The food of them who haste to meet Thee is the fragments of their broken hearts.” Dear friends, you are cherished and remembered, every one by all of us.


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