The following was posted on Tuesday, July 21, 2009, by Human Rights Activists of Iran:
Following a trend of attacks by unknown individuals on Baha’i-owned businesses in Semnan, another business was set on fire. A Baha’i-owned repair shop has been set on fire.
At midnight on Saturday, July 18, 2009, unidentified persons raided the automobile repair shop of Mr. Shirdel Pirasteh, a Baha’i resident of Semnan, and set it on fire, thereby causing significant financial damage.
Regrettably, despite their knowledge of several such attacks against Baha’i businesses in Semnan within the past month, the security forces have not made any effort to identify or arrest the perpetrators.
In should be kept in mind that in addition to the desecration of the Baha’i cemetery of this city and arson against a number of Baha’i homes and businesses in Semnan, some time ago several government organizations, in a strange move, published a list of Baha’is with their work addresses in that city on the public bulletin-boards without any explanation.
[Posted: http://www.hra-iran.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1436:46566&catid=84:502&Itemid=219. Translation by Iran Press Watch.]
July 23, 2009 7:23 am
No explanation necessary. The authorities are clearly promoting and assisting attacks on the defenseless Baha’is.