Crops of Baha’i Farmer Set on Fire


Earlier today, the following news was reported by the online site of Human Rights Activists News Agency:

Independent and reactionary elements have set on fire the harvest of a Baha’i.

On August 20, 2009, the crops of Mirza Aqa Fanaian, who is the only Baha’i resident of the village of Darjazin, located 5 miles north of Semnan, was set on fire.  These products consisted of barley and hay.  Mr. Fanaian is an elderly person and this farm is the sole source of his livelihood and was valued at 10 million rial [equivalent of US$1,000]. 

The province of Semnan has seen considerable increase in anti-Baha’i activities during the current year by independent and reactionary forces.  The Baha’i appeals to law enforcement agencies to prevent these elements from perpetrating these violent acts have not produced any results and have fallen on deaf ears.

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


4 Responses

  1. fe

    August 30, 2009 10:28 am

    if government donot prevent its citizens against such criminal activities , it deserves not the name government and soon will this same criminals do the same with others including the ones who ordered them to burn the houses of the innocent citizens. what a debasement and sign for a failed state.

  2. me2000

    September 4, 2009 1:24 pm

    it is very sad to see that they don’t even have mercy on elderly. I feel very sorry for those who committ these crimes, may God have mercy on them.

  3. Ali

    September 4, 2009 10:36 pm

    “This dawn illumines all who have lived on the face of the earth, whether they are in the body or out of the body, but those who are spiritually blind cannot perceive it.” — Esslemont

    The above quote is from you website at which I accessed today using the latest filtershekans widely available throughout Iran to bypass Aya Khamenei and get to the truth.


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