Baha’i Citizen Suzan Eid Mohammadzadegan Apprehended in Babol

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Translation by Iran Press Watch

HRANA News Agency – Suzan Eid Mohammadzadegan, a Baha’i citizen living in Babol, was arrested by the security forces in her private home on Tuesday evening, the 15th of August 2023, and was taken to an undisclosed location.

According to HRANA news agency, the news organ of the human rights activists in Iran, Suzan Eid Mohammadzadegan, a Baha’i citizen, was arrested by the security forces on Tuesday evening, the 15th of August 2023.

An informed source close to the family told HRANA: “The arrest of Ms. Eid Mohammadzadegan by the security forces took place in her personal home without a judicial warrant. Not knowing about her fate has led her family and relatives to worry. The source also related that  Niyousha Badii Sabet, a guest at Suzan Eid Mohammadzadegan’s home, has also been arrested.

At the time of this report, no information has been obtained about why these citizens have been arrested, and what charges are being brought.  It is also unknown where they are being held.

Baha’i citizens in Iran are deprived of the freedoms related to religious beliefs, contrary  to Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Article 18 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which states that every person has the right to freedom of religion and change of religion with conviction, as well as The freedom to express it individually, collectively, and whether publicly or privately.

According to unofficial sources, there are more than three hundred thousand Baha’is in Iran.  The Iranian constitution only recognizes Islam, Christianity, Judaism and Zoroastrianism. Authorities use this omission to justify depriving Baha’is of the freedom of religion and have systematically violated the rights of Baha’is in Iran since the Islamic Republic came into power.


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