According to Television Washington online site, on Tuesday, August 4, 2009, agents of the Ministry of Intelligence in the town of Sari, in northern Iran, arrested Mrs. Vesal Yusufi, a 38-year old resident of the village of Mahforuzak, in the vicinity of Sari, along with her 18-year old son, Payam Yusufi. Agents produced no court order or warrant for this arrest, and used extremely offensive language and abusive behavior in the course of this conduct.
The two Baha’is were taken to an unknown destination.
Mrs. Yusufi’s sister has stated that the agents searched their home and confiscated religious books and pictures, and also personal items.
According to Television Washington site, there is no news of this mother and son after their arrest and their whereabouts remains unknown.
[Posted on Saturday, August 8, 2009, at Television Washington. Translation by Iran Press Watch.]
August 22, 2009 7:56 pm
Sari has a tradition of opression since they killed the followers of the Bab in that vicinity. Generation by generation the opressors of that city have taught their evil deeds to the next generation. Very strange how human beeings can loose their minds and to such irrational crimes . Perhaps this courageous lady has still some possessions which they can steal ithe name of a bail. what a shame for Iran.
August 22, 2009 11:38 pm
One of the readers of the site, provided the following info:
On Tuesday evening, July 28, nine agents of the Ministry of Intelligence raided the home of Vesal Yusufi, 38, of Mahforouzak village and without presenting warrants, searched her residence while speaking profane language and being most disrespect. After a few hours and confiscation of religious books and pictures, they arrested Mrs. Yusufi. Despite her brother’s insistence that agents show an arrest warrant, the men refused and took her to an undisclosed location. A week later, on Tuesday August 4, the Intelligence agents revisited the Yusufi home and presented a summons warrant for Payam Yusufi, 18, the son of the aforementioned Baha’i woman. However, since the son was not at home, they had his aunt sign a statement that he would be brought to the Ministry the following day. No further information is available on the fate of Mrs. Yusufi or her son.
August 22, 2009 11:57 pm
It appears that the information that our dear friend shared with us (cited above) is from this source: http://hra-news.info/news/3176.aspx. This is mentioned for completeness of historical record.
With thanks to our good friend for sharing this info,