Report Compiled on Economic Pressures on Baha’is

Posted on: May 5th, 2010

May 5, 2010

HRA News Agency – A report received recently from Iran provides details on a few cases of economic pressure put on the Bahá’ís.  It is necessary to note that there are undoubtedly many more such incidents that have gone unreported. According to HRANA,The business license of Mr. Manouchehr Ighanian of Tehran, who owns an optical shop, has not been renewed and he has been sent a warning letter by the Opticians’ Trade Union to close up his shop. Mr. Ighanian has submitted an objection letter to the Trade Union along with appropriate documents. No information bearing on the outcome of his legal action is available at this time.


Baha’i Citizen Loses Business Permit

Posted on: April 30th, 2010

April 30, 2010


HRA News Agency – In the city of Birjand Mr. Siavash Deimi lost his business permit on Monday 26 April when the government agents closed his appliance repair shop.

Mr. Deimi had run his business for several years but this year the authorities did not renew his permit for several months. He made several trips to the government offices to renew his permit with no success.  The government agents openly identified his belief in the Baha’i faith as the reason for their inaction.


Baha’i Situation in Marvdasht

Posted on: April 28th, 2010

April 28, 2010

HRA News Agency – Some officers of the Office of Amakin (Bureau of Premises—in charge of morality in public places and offices) of Marvdasht have recently contacted the Bahá’ís of Marvdasht asking them to disclose the names of working Bahá’ís.