Final Trial Of The Gorgan Bahais

HRANA News Agency – On December 27, 2015, the Revolutionary Court in Gorgan, in Iran’s Golestan Province, held the eighth and last in a series of trials of the Bahais who were arrested in the Province in October, 2012, and later released on bail.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), the trials are being conducted by Judge Qanbari . On this ocassion the Bahais on trial were Puna Sana’i, Sheyda Qadusi and Hana Kushkabaghi.

As in the seventh trial, on November 18, 2015, the defendants were not summoned and were not present at the closed trial, but they and their lawyers had been given an opportunity to present a defence.

In the seventh trial, the accused were Meriam Dehqan, Houshmand Dehqan and Kamelia Bideli.

In the past year about 20 Bahais from Gorgan have been tried, two or three at a time, on charges such as propaganda against the regime, undermining national security, and membership and participation in Bahai religious activities. The sentences have not been announced yet.

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