A Report about 8 Imprisoned Bahais from Gorgan

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. Continue reading “A Report about 8 Imprisoned Bahais from Gorgan”

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

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

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:
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A Baha’i Citizen Arrested in Gorgan, Iran

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.

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