10 Homes raided in Mashhad – 2 Baha'is Arrested

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(HRA Iran) The Department of Intelligence visited the home of ten Bahais and subsequently arrested two of those visited.

In an organized and systematic manner, the Iranian Security Forces, after attacking homes in Sari, Semnan, Ghaemhashr and Tehran over the past few months, attacked the Bahai homes in Mashhad yesterday, January 26th (7th of Bahman).

The Intelligence forces attacked at least ten Bahai homes, namely those who serve the Bahai community in some official capacity in the city of Mashhad. Among those attacked were homes of Mr. Sirous Zabihi, Mr. Soheil Nasirzadeh, Mr. Davar Nabilzadeh, where the forces confiscated personal belongings, pictures of religious figures, religious texts, computers and even religious jewelry.

During these confrontations at least two members of the Bahai community, Ms. Sima Eshraghi and Mr. Jalayer Vahdat, were arrested and transferred to an undisclosed location. There is no further information available regarding the two aforementioned individuals.

This news was confirmed on the January 27, 2009 at approximately 2:00 PM with the following correction: Rozita Vaseghy was not arrested.

[Source: Human Rights Activists in Iran at http://hrairan.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=405:145&catid=66:304&Itemid=293]


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