Baha’is Imprisoned in Hamadan


ImprisonedThe online site of Khabar Navard on Tuesday, September 8, reported the following, which appears below in translation:

Once again, Hamadan has imprisoned two of its Baha’i residents.

Mehrangiz Husayni and Nasrin Rahimi have been sentenced by the Revolutionary Court in Hamadan to one year’s imprisonment for “teaching the Bahai Faith”.

Mehrangiz Husayni on Sunday, August 16, 2009, and Nasrin Rahimi on Thursday, August 27, 2009, joined prisoners of conscience in Iran.

[Posted on Tuesday, September 8, 2009, at:  Translation by Iran Press Watch.]


3 Responses

  1. Duane L Herrmann

    September 10, 2009 6:31 pm

    “Teaching the Baha’i Faith.” Does that merely mean that they stated they were Baha’i?
    How does this align with the statement from the Holy Qur’an that there must be no compulsion in religion? Do Muslims not read the Holy Qur’an?
    I do. It is the Word of God.
    And (gasp!, I am Baha’i.
    Praise God!!

  2. colorado

    September 10, 2009 8:04 pm

    Recently i came across a hadith (while looking for the one when His Holiness Mohammad told Aisha that he would have had an exit door made in the Kaaba if it were not still so close to the Days of Ignorance), which states that if people add conditions to the Law of God, they are not valid even if it is done a hundred times. But of course, these restrictions on Baha’is (with no similar restrictions for instance on atheists) can not be reasoned about with the officials, because the official statements are so self-contradictory. And of course they can’t be legally reasoned about in public in Iran, except if the conclusion is violently against the Baha’is.

  3. Kathleen Weber

    September 19, 2009 6:15 pm

    How can the Koran say anything about Bahai’s if there were none in Mohammed’s
    time? They certainly are not atheists or pantheists.


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