Pressure on two Baha’is to obtain confession on T.V.
Friday, 20 Farvardin 1389 (9 April 2010), at 12:07
Harana News – Iqan Shahidi and Sama Noorani, two Baha’is deprived of their right to an education and jailed in Evin Prison, have been facing extended interrogations in order to force them to give confessions on television.
As reported by the Committee on Human Rights reporters, an informed source has stated: The case investigator has repeatedly pressured Shahidi and Noorani, demanding that they accept on television the accusations leveled against them.
This is in spite of the fact that 40 days after the arrest of these two Baha’is, who have been denied their right to an education, no information is publicly available about the charges against them, nor the reason for their arrest.
During their latest telephone contact, they mentioned the reason for these interrogations. Since their detention, Shahidi and Noorani have visited with their families only once, during Nawruz (Persian New Year).
Iqan Shahidi, 21, and Sama Noorani 20, were detained on the 11th and 12th of Esfand (2nd & 3rd of March) in Kermanshah and transferred to Evin Prison (in Tehran).
Translatiion by Iran Press Watch,