HRANA News Agency – Mahna Samandari and Narges Khatounbarqi, two Bahais from Tabriz whose burial in the city has been blocked because of their religious beliefs, have been taken to Miandoab by local officials and buried in the Bahai cemetery there, without informing the families of the deceased.
According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), the burial took place on November 13. Continue reading “Mahna Samandari and Narges Khatounbarqi buried in Miandoab”
HRANA News Agency – The family of Narges Khatounbarqi, an 85-year old Bahai who died in her home on November 7, have been barred from burying her in the general cemetery in Tabriz, the ‘Valley of Mercy’ cemetery.
According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), the family took Mrs. Khatounbarqi’s body to the cemetery on the day after her death, but the officials at the cemetery balked because she was a Bahai, saying she could only be buried there in accordance with Muslim rites. Continue reading “Another Bahai denied burial in Tabriz”
HRANA News Agency – Over a week has passed since twelve-year-old Mahna Samandari died from an illness, on October 21, but her parents have not been allowed to bury her.
According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Mahna’s parents, who suffer from physical handicaps, are not only grieving the loss of their daughter but are devastated by “regulations” that deny them the right to bury their child in the local cemetery of Tabriz. Continue reading “Deceased Bahai girl denied burial in Tabriz”