Arrest of Samin Ehsani, Baha’i citizen living in Tehran


43400_feaNewspro1 [RAHANA, 19 Aug. 2011] Samin Ehsani, Baha’i citizen from the city of Tehran has been arrested.

According to reports by Human Rights House of Iran, Samin Ehsani was arrested when she went court to attend to her passport issues. Security agents raided and inspected her house after her arrest, and confiscated all of Samin’s personal belongings including her computer and all articles related to the Baha’i faith.

Samin Ehsani is now being held behind bars in Evin’s detention center.


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7 Responses

  1. Linda Coulter-Jones

    August 29, 2011 3:54 am

    I know that these atrocities are the work of the government and not the citizens of Iran, but I pray that the good people of Iran soon find ways to promote unity, support human rights for all, and live freely in a world that so desperately needs to get to know them. Please God they may achieve it.

  2. rosemary leask

    September 1, 2011 10:19 pm

    we all have to encourage our youth to stimulate their activities in the names of theose youth who cannot .please God

  3. Dr Donald Francis Addison

    September 4, 2011 9:11 pm

    I am a Baha’i and a professor of Ethnomusicology and Cultural Anthropology at the University level in Oregon—and I am shocked at the debassed level to which the Iranian regime officials will go, in order to persecute the Baha’is of that society. I have been an active dedicated Baha’i for 50 years, and I’ve never seen any Baha’i EVER do something that would land them in Evin prison in Tehran! The leaders of the police and so-called “security” agents are carrying out a most ugly campaign to do every inhumane thing possible to discourage Baha’is so that they would renounce their Faith. I pray for Samin Ehsani’s steadfastness. Isn’t the whole world watching this unfair treatment of Iran’s Baha’is?


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