Amanollah Mostaghim was transferred to Rajaie Shahr Prison

HRANA News Agency – On Wednesday, May 29, 2013, Amanollah Mostaghim, a member of the Baha’is Science Institute of Iran, was transferred to Rajaie Shahr Prison in Karaj.

According to a report by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Mostaghim reported to Evin prison on May 20, 2013 and was subsequently detained there.  He is now being held in Ward 4, Hall 12 of Rajaie Shahr Prison. 

Mostaghim is a Baha’i citizen from Shiraz.  He was summoned to prison to serve his five-year sentence.  Mostaghim suffers from diabetes and heart diseases.  Doctors have expressed concerns about the adverse effects of prison conditions on his health.

The Baha’is Science Institute of Iran was established in 1987 shortly after the Cultural Revolution in the country.  Baha’i professors and students were dismissed from universities during this time. The institute was established to provide Baha’i students with an opportunity to continue their eduction.


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