Baha’i Individual Afif Naimi in Detention

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Five days after tensions and the arrests of Baha’i activists, Afif Naimi is in detention and his whereabouts are unknown. Naimi suffers from heart disease which raises concerns about his condition.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, Baha’i citizen Afif Naimi’s whereabouts are still unknown.

Lawyer Saeed Dehghan wrote on his social media page, “among detained Baha’is, Afif Naimi’s whereabouts are still unknown. During his incarceration, he was hospitalized for his heart issues and the doctors certified that he was unable to bear imprisonment, but the authorities refused to commute his sentence”.

On July 31, 2022, security forces arrested six Baha’i citizens including Naimi. He was a member of a now-disbanded Baha’i group known as the “Yaran e Iran” or “Friends of Iran”, addressing the spiritual and social needs of the Baha’i community.


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