Baha’i Citizen Nahaleh Shahidi Yazdi Arrested

Baha'i Citizen Nahaleh Shahidi Yazdi Arrested

On March 28, 2023, security forces arrested Baha’i citizen Nahaleh Shahidi Yazdi on her way from Karaj to Kerman and took her to an undisclosed location.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, on March 28, 2023, Baha’i Nahaleh Shahidi Yazdi was arrested by security forces.

An informed source told HRANA, “Shahidi was arrested on her way from Karaj to Kerman.”

The reasons for her arrest and the detained location are still unknown.

Shahidi was arrested in March 2011 and then sentenced to two years in prison and one year of suspended imprisonment for her civil and children’s rights activities, such as holding literacy courses for children left out of schools after the Bam earthquake.

According to HRANA annual report, in 2022, from the total human rights reports regarding the violation of religious minorities’ rights, 64.63% belonged to the violation of the rights of Baha’is.

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