HRANA News Agency – Mr. Eyman Rashidi and Mrs. Shabnam Motahed, a Bahai couple from Yazd, were arrested on March 18, and taken to the central prison in Yazd to begin serving their sentences.
According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Mr. Rashidi has been sentenced to three years in prison, and a one year suspended sentence, while Mrs. Motahed has been sentenced to two years in prison and one year suspended.
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: Continue reading “20 Bahais receive heavy sentences in Yazd”