Translation by Iran Press Watch
Based on a report by Bahainews, security agents arrested Mrs. Sorour Foroughi Mehdi Abadi (Roshan) at 7:30 AM on 21 February 2017, and transferred her to Evin Prison.
According to this report, Sorour Foroughi Mehdi Abadi is a Baha’i citizen residing in Yazd, who had come to attend the wedding of her son, to be held in two days. However, four security agents, three men and a woman, entered the building this morning and arrested her.
A source close to Mrs. Abadi said: “The agents knocked the doors of the neighbors, entered the building and transferred her to Evin Prison’s detention center.”
According to this informed source, Mrs. Mehdi Abadi suffers from cancer, and is not in good physical condition. In addition, she has had high blood pressure, which has created many problems for her. Mrs. Mehdi Abadi is 69 years old.
Within the past few weeks, arrests of Baha’i citizens in Tehran Province have repeatedly occurred. Faruq Izadinia, a researcher and translator, and Haleh Gholami, a children’s rights and child labor activist, were arrested because of their belief in the Baha’i Faith.
In the past few months, arrests of Baha’i citizens have also increased substantially in the provinces of Fars, Esfahan, Zahedan, Kerman and Yazd.
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