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 – Payam Markazi, imprisoned Bahai in Rajaei Shahr prison, who is suffering from heart diseases, refused to wear the dirty clothes of the prison, and also having handcuffs and shackles, and was therefore sent back to the ward by the order of Mr. Mardani, head of the prison. He was sent back to the ward with about an hour of delay.
According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Mr. Mardani, head of the Rajaei Shahr prison of Karaj, prevented Payam Markazi from being transferred to the hospital, on November 26. (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…)
HRANA News Agency – The following list includes names, warrants and charges of more than 80 political prisoners, prisoners of conscience and security in Rajai Shahr prison which has been prepared by the reporters of HRANA.
A diverse range of prisoners charged with political, conscience, military and security allegations are being held in Rajai Shahr prison. Although many of these prisoners are kept in separate rooms in Hall 12 but a large number of these prisoners are being kept also between non-political, criminals and sometimes dangerous prisoners unlike the principle of separation of crimes. (more…)
HRANA News Agency – mass arrest of Baha’i citizens in Gorgan continues and one more Baha’i citizen, Farhad Eghbali, has been arrested.
According to a report by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), one more Baha’i citizen has been arrested on Tuesday, November 20, 2012.
It should be mentioned, in an extended attack by security forces 17 Baha’i citizens were arrested on Wednesday, October 17, 2012. And also four Muslim citizens were arrested related to them.