One and Half Century of Imprisonment; Comprehensive List of 25 Baha’i Prisoners in the Provinces of Tehran and Alborz

Posted on: August 21st, 2017

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…)

A Report about 8 Imprisoned Bahais from Gorgan

Posted on: October 21st, 2016

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…)

A Bahai is arrested in Gorgan

Posted on: May 10th, 2013

HRANA News Agency – The intelligence agents have arrested Parisa Shahidi the Bahai citizen who live is Gorgan.

According to a report by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Tuesday 7th of May evening the intelligence agents of Gorgan has arrested Parisa Shahidi (Kashani), the Bahai citizen after searching his home and transferred her to an unknown place. (more…)

Uncertain situation of seven Baha’i detainees in Rajaie Shahr prison

Posted on: February 5th, 2013

HRANA News Agency – After two months of transferring and detention of seven Baha’i citizenس from Golestan province, still the detainees are in temporal detention and their situation is uncertain.

According to a report by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), after a lot of following up and haunt to Tehran and revolutionary court for provisional release by bail, their families have not succeeded.

The court officials passing the case to revolutionary court and the court is passing back to them. Also their lawyers could not able to visit their clients.

After the interrogation sessions of these seven Baha’is in Evin prison, they have been transferred to Rajaie Shahr prison while no trial formed for them and they have not been sentenced yet.

The families of these detainees have to travel frequently to Tehran and Karaj from their hometowns for visiting the prisoners and following up their situation.

Mr. Kourosh Zyari, one the seven detainees has serious injury on his leg and even until a week before detention, was not able to walk. Despite of his family’s following ups still he has not got any treatment or medical furlough from the prison officials or the other relevant officials.

Farahmand Sanaie, Farhad Fahandezh,Kamal Kashani, Payam Markazim ,Siamak Sadri and Foad Fahandezh are the other detainees who are currently in hall 12th of ward 4th in Rajaie Shahr prison.


Report of the violation of Baha’is rights in December and January

Posted on: January 25th, 2013

HRANA News Agency – During the continously repressions on the religious minority, Bahai’s, Static department of Human Rights Activists of Iran’s publications, published a report about abusing Baha’is rights in the December and January.

Following is the entire report: