(RAHANA 11 April 2011) Sara Mahboubi, a Baha’i student banned from continuing her education, was detained for the second time in the past year and transferred to the Sari Intelligence Ministry.
She was arrested after the authorities searched her father’s house and confiscated her books, notes, CDs and computer. According to the Human Rights House of Iran, she had previously been arrested for 24 days last May and had been later released on bail. On Thursday, her lawyer was served with a 10 month long prison sentence.
Membership in the “anti-revolutionary” site of facebook is one of the alleged charges. She had previously been summoned to the Sari Court over the phone but she had refused to appear since the summons had taken place over the phone.
May 2, 2011 6:04 pm
This is an absurdly reactionary gesture from a regime which continues to be tone deaf to the worldwide momentum against brute autocracy and the voice of its own citizens. For our dear student Sara, our prayers are with you as you assume the seat reserved for the noblest and for those who serve Iran and fearlessly observe the ordinances of God.