Baha’i Sentenced in Sanandaj


arton5194Iran Press Watch has previously reported on the arrest of Mr. Zabiu’llah Raufi, a Baha’i resident of Sanandaj (IPW).  Further details are provided by the online site of Human Rights Activists News Agency on Saturday, August 29, 2009: 

Mr. Zabiu’llah Raufi, a Baha’i resident of Sanandaj, has been given the sentence of a year imprisonment and exile to the town Minab [near Bandar Abbas in south of Iran].

On August 19, 2009, he was summoned before the Revolutionary Court and arrested at the same time.  He continues to be incarcerated.  It should be noted that the actual date that the court convened is not known, nor was he provided legal representation, or was there formal legal proceedings.  It was at this trial that his sentence was communicated to him.

It should further be noted that in recent days, 18 friends and acquaintances of Mr. Raufi have been summoned to the Ministry of Intelligence of Sanandaj and they have been forced to sign assurances that they would not associate with the family of Mr. Raufi.

[Posted on Saturday, August 29, 2009, at hra-news. Translation by Iran Press Watch.]


5 Responses

  1. Colorado

    August 29, 2009 7:07 pm

    One is reminded of the embargo against the Muslims in Mecca before the Emigration to Yathrib. “The plotters plot….”

  2. FE

    August 30, 2009 10:38 am

    A shining face of a holy man. Who ever is doing harm to him and his friends, will inevitably destroy himself. How can muslims think they can escape the wrath and punishment of God. Have they not read in the Holy Book Koran ” ……..and God is the better plotter”? How they think the can escape the outcome of the violation of their own constitution and international agreements about human rights?

  3. sb

    September 1, 2009 6:22 pm

    “God is sufficient unto me. He verily is the All-Sufficing. In Him let the trusting trust, in Him let the trusting trust.”

    Can such a man be friendless? Millions of people around the believe in the same message of love and unity as Mr. Raufi. They keep his name close to their hearts as they pray to God to assist the Friends of Iran.


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