(RAHANA – 21 Oct 2010) : Two Mashhad Baha’i residents who had received prison sentences, have been threatened and summoned in order to begin serving their sentence.
According to the RAHANA reporter, during a short phone conversation at 8:00 am, the security authorities have told Jalayer Vahdat and Sima Eshraghi to prepare themselves in order to begin serving their sentences before noon. After the short phone conversation, the 2 Baha’i residents asked the authorities to give them a little more time for preparations. The authorities denied their requests and threatened that they will detain them with an arrest warrant if they fail to show up at prison before noon.
Recent reports indicate that their deadline has been extended to 3 days. The security forces have used the phrase of “Islamic compassion” when informing them of the extension.