5 Baha’i citizens under the age of 20 arrested in Isfahan

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5-youth-Isfahan-173x300 [RAHANA, 15 Aug. 2011] 5 Baha’i social activists who are all under the age of 20 were arrested on Saturday August 6, 2011.

These arrests took place at the Ministry of Information located on Roodaki Road. Those arrested are Yeganeh Agahi, Miten Haghiri, Matin Janemian, Parisa Moghadas, and Sarvash Bayani.

According to the Human Rights House of Iran (RAHANA) these 5 activists had also been arrested earlier on August 4, 2011. At the time of that arrest they were engaged in social and health activities, showing the disadvantages of cigarettes using artistic creativity.

Isfahan, Iran Plainclothes officers apprehended all 5 of them and took them away and subjected them to interrogations after holding them behind bars. They were later released on bail with a summons to show up at the Isfahan Intelligent Office on August 6, 2011.

After they went to that location per their summons, all 5 were arrested and transferred to the Baharestan Revolutionary Court. Their families have been told the reason for their arrest is “propaganda against the regime”. The officials added that the court session for these 5 activists would take place soon.

Source: http://www.rahana.org/en/?p=11704



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  1. Dr Donald Francis Addison

    September 4, 2011 8:50 pm

    I have been a Baha’i for 50 years, I’m an American Indian of the Choctaw tribal nation, and I am a professor of cultural anthropology and ethnomusicology at the university level in Eugene, Oregon. Iran’s persecution of the Baha’is is glarringly visible for all the world to see These youth urging people to stop smoking are charged with propaganda against the regime of the Islamic repubic of Iran, so does anyone believe the Islamic government? This is totally absurd. The “leaders” of Iran call injustice good, and when they see truth, they want to silence it.


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