Amnesty Int'l Calls for Urgent Action in Support of Imprisoned Baha'i Leaders


The seven members of Iran’s Baha’i religious minority are scheduled for trial on 11 July. If convicted, they could face the death penalty.

The detainees’ families were told in May that they were now facing the additional charge of mofsed fil arz (being corrupt on earth), which can carry the death penalty, and that a new date for their trial has been set. They are scheduled to appear on 11 July before Branch 28 of the Revolutionary Court in Tehran where they are likely to be charged with mofsed fil arz, as well as “espionage for Israel”, “insulting religious sanctities” and “propaganda against the system.” Their lawyers have never been able to visit them since their arrest, though they have been allowed family visits.

Download: Urgent Action Document (PDF)


7 Responses

  1. Christie

    July 7, 2009 12:14 pm

    Killing killing killing, always killing for the sake of religious beliefs – when will people learn to think for themselves, to think with their hearts and not their brainwashed, overblown heads full of pride?

    Please release these people!!!!
    No one deserves to have their lives taken from them, their families do not deserve to have loved ones stolen from them. NO god anywhere would ever approve.

  2. Bev

    July 8, 2009 1:09 pm

    The ‘undo’ process of their incarceration and blanket charges speaks of a country which is frozen in time., lacking both humanity and knowledge.
    Freedom = Justice, humanity, knowledge

  3. Marty F

    July 11, 2009 4:10 pm

    “…and I feel the future trembling, as the word gets passed around/If you stand up for what you do believe, be prepared to be shot down’! Lyrics from a song: “What About Me? by Quicksilver Messenger Service, circa 1970-72 … and the beat goes on.


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