Noushin Hakimi Transferred to Bandar Abbas Prison

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Translation by Iran Press Watch

Hrana News Agency – Noushin Hakimi (Noohnejad), a Baha’i resident of Bandar Lengeh city, was transferred from the Intelligence detention center of the city to Bandar Abbas prison on Friday, December 20, after the interrogation process ended. Ms. Hakimi was detained by security forces on Saturday, December 14.

According to Hrana, human rights activist news agency in Iran,  Noushin Hakimi (Noohnejad), a Baha’i resident of Bandar Lengeh City, was transferred to Bandar Abbas Prison after the questioning process ended on Friday, December 20.

Ms. Hakimi, during a phone call with her family, announced the bail set for her temporary release.

This Baha’i citizen was arrested by security forces on Saturday, December 14, and transferred to the Intelligence Detention Center of Bandar Lengeh city.

Security forces searched this citizen’s home while she was detained and confiscated some personal belongings, including her cellphone and books.

There was no information regarding the alleged charges brought against Ms. Hakimi (Noohnejad) at the time of writing this report.

Baha’i citizens in Iran are denied the freedoms of religious beliefs, a systematic exclusion, while under Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Article 18 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, everyone has the right to freedom of religion and religious conversion with the conviction and the freedom to express it individually or collectively and in public or in private.

According to unofficial sources in Iran, there are more than three hundred thousand Baha’is, but the Iranian constitution recognizes only the religions of Islam, Christianity, Judaism, and Zoroastrianism, and does not recognize Baha’ism, therefore, over the past years, Baha’is rights have always been systematically violated.


One Response

  1. Brooks Garis

    December 30, 2019 2:01 am

    No longer is there any effort by the arresting powers to hide the transparently oppressive campaign against these innocent Baha’is. And the simple fact that these arrested Baha’is have only to renounce their religion and the gates to freedom will open, demonstrates the falsity of every charge lodged against them. Mrs. Hakimi should be immediately restored to her family with apologies. But instead of taking the easy path, Mrs. Hakimi will endure with honor the harsh penalty so unjustly meted out. Our prayers are with Mrs. Hakimi and also for those responsible.


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