A Baha’i Woman and her Son Arrested in Mazandran


mom-son-bSecurity forces in the city of Sari detained a mother and her son from one of the villages surrounding this city.
In the afternoon of July 28, nine Intelligence agents raided the residence of Mrs. Vesal Yousefi, a 38-year old Baha’i faithful and resident of Mahforozak village in the vicinity of Sari, without presenting a warrant.  The agents began searching the residence in a rude manner.  After a few hours of searching and confiscating books and religious portraits, agents detained Mrs. Yousefi.  Even though Mrs. Yousefi’s brother demanded to see the warrant for her arrest, the agents in charge refused to present any warrant and they took her to an undisclosed location.
On Tuesday, August 4, the agents returned to Mrs. Yousefi’s residence and, by presenting a warrant, they attempted to detain Mrs. Yousefi’s 18-year old son, Payam, and since he was not present in the residence, her aunt promised that he would appear in Sari’s Intelligence Ministry on Wednesday. 

Source: http://www.ihrv.org/inf/?p=2502


6 Responses

  1. sb

    August 12, 2009 11:52 am

    I am so sorry to hear that more innocent Baha’is have been detained. Why? For what? Why no warrant? Why is Mrs. Yousefi being held in an “undisclosed location?”

  2. Sohrab Rohani

    August 12, 2009 3:57 pm

    The innocent Baha’is are being subjected to all kinds of atrocities in Iran and not much is being done by the rest of the world. This is a clear violation of human rights.

  3. Carolynn

    August 13, 2009 3:55 am

    As a mother and as a Baha’i I feel stressed about what is being done. The people doing these things think that their heinious actions are hidden from the sight of men and God but as history has shown it comes out in the end – the horrorible details the whole world knows about Nazi Germany is a good example of this.
    These tortuous actions can never result in a gain of any kind to these misguided people trying to physically, emotionally and spiritually crush the Baha’i’s. I hope this sweet 38 year old mother and her darling 18 son can be freed soon. God speed.

  4. Adel

    August 15, 2009 8:05 am

    I am so sad and heartbroken of my best friend in Baha’i youth class Mr.Anvar Moslemi been captured and taken to unknown location. I hope and pray for his release. May God protect them all from this atrocity.


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