Baha’i Citizen Nasim Sabeti Summoned to Begin Serving Prison Sentence

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Translation by Iran Press Watch

According to a summons issued by Branch 21 of the Mashhad Revolutionary Court on the 4th of April, Ms. Sabeti has been requested to appear within ten days for the implementation of her prison sentence. Previously, Nasim Sabeti was sentenced to three years and eight months of imprisonment by Branch 1 of the Mashhad Revolutionary Court, and this verdict was confirmed by Branch 35 of the Khorasan Razavi Provincial Court of Appeals.

Under Article 134 of the Islamic Penal Code, the severe punishment of three years’ imprisonment will be enforced for this Baha’i citizen.

The Baha’i faith is not recognized as a legitimate religion by Iranian authorities, leading to systematic and longstanding violations of the rights of Baha’is in the country. This includes the denial of their fundamental right to practice their religion, which constitutes a clear breach of both Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Article 18 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. The United Nations covenant holds that every person has the right to freedom of religion, freedom of converting religion, as well as freedom of expression, individually or collectively; openly or secretly.


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