20 Bahais receive heavy sentences in Yazd

HRANA News Agency – A court in Yazd has sentenced 20 Bahais to a total of 78 years in prison.

 

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), on August 1, 2011, agents from the Ministry of Intelligence raided many Bahai homes in the cities of Yazd , Isfahan, Kerman and Arak, and arrested 17 Bahais. Two weeks later, three more Bahais were arrested in Yazd. After one month in detention, they were all released on bail. About a year later they were tried, and given sentences totaling 78 years. These sentences have only now been confirmed by the court of review. They are as follows:

Saba Golshan: five years in prison and one year’s probation.
Shahram Eshraqi, Shahram Falah, Navid Haqiqi, Eyman Rashidi and Khosrow Dehqani: four years in prison and one year’s probation.
Faribourz Baghi, Nateq Na’imi, Fariba Ashtari, Shabnam Mottahed, Vida Haqiqi: three years in prison and one year’s probation.
Fahrnaz Mithaqian, Fara Baqi, Azam Motahari, Mehran Eslami, Sohrab Naqipour, Adhar Pourkhourasand, Noghmeh Farabi, Taher Rouhani and Sasan Haqiri: two years in prison and one year’s probation.

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