HRANA News Agency –Baha’is living in Iran are deprived of their basic human and civil rights due to their religious believe. Discrimination, demonizing, enmity, prejudice, hatred, persecution, murder and imprisonment are to name some forms of anti-Baha’i in Iran. Currently there are many Baha’I citizens imprisoned across the country. The following focuses on the imprisoned Baha’is in the province of Tehran and Alborz as one of the provinces with the highest number of Baha’is’ detention.
According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), currently at least 25 Baha’i citizens are enduring multiple bans and total of 160 years of imprisonment in prisons across province of Tehran and Alborz. Following is a brief report by HRANA on the latest status of these citizens in the center of the country who are solely imprisoned for their personal believes: (more…)
HRANA News Agency – Siamak Sadri, Farhad Eghbali, Farhad Fahandexh, Farahmand Sanaei, Foad Fahandexh, Payam Markazi, Kamal Kashani and Korosh Ziyari, 8 Bahais were arrested in 2012, and tried in branch umber 28 of the revolutionary court by judge Moghiseh and received sentences between 5 to 10 years in prison. 7 of these prisoners are serving their 5th, and one due to his illness, the 3rd year of their imprisonments without receiving any furlough.
According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), 32 Bahais from different cities in Golestan province were arrested in a one-year-long project and accused of interaction with Muslims and advocacy of Bahai faith, and put under severe pressure for confessions against themselves and accepting the allegations. 8 of them are serving their 5 to 10 years in Rajaei Shahr prison. The other 24 who are currently waiting for appeal court’s verdict, which was held on September 18, are facing sentences between 6 to 11 years. (more…)