Translation by Iran Press Watch
As reported by the “No to Harassment and Imprisonment of Bahá’í Compatriots Campaign”, on Tuesday 24 April 2018, Branch 1 of the Revolutionary Court of Shiraz sentenced Nematollah Bangaleh and his daughter, Nazanin Bangaleh to five years imprisonment each, a ruling which they have appealed.
Mr. Bangaleh and his daughter were arrested on 28 August 2017 by Security Agents in Shiraz during a raid on their home. During the raid household items were savagely inspected and destroyed, and their computer system, cellular phones, and Bahá’í-related photographs confiscated. The search even extended to his personal automobile, to the extent that they even disassembled the seats.
Mr. Nematollah Bangaleh is in the business of selling eye-glasses. A few months ago, incoming merchandise intended for his shop had been confiscated at the Customs.
April 30, 2018 12:17 pm
The Great Announcement proclaimeth: O people of Persia! In former times ye have been the symbols of mercy and the embodiments of affection and kindliness. The regions of the world were illumined and embellished by the brightness of the light of your knowledge and by the blaze of your erudition. How is it that you have arisen to destroy yourselves and your friends with your own hands? Baha’u’llah