Three Bahai Businesses Shut Down in Sari

HRANA News Agency – Local authorities in Sari shut down three businesses run by three Bahais, on May 24, because they had been closed on Bahai holy days.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA),  the businesses are a shop selling colours, run by Ziullah Khushbin, the wood turning workshop of Kemal Akbari, and a toiletries shop run by Ehsanullah Sana’i.

Recently 12 Bahais in the city of Rafsanjan had their businesses closed by local authorities, because they were shut on the three Bahai holy days of Ridvan, which this year fell on April 21, April 29 and May 2.

Regulations allow local authorities to shut down any business that is closed, unannounced, for more than 15 days in a year.

However there are less than 15 Holy Days in the Bahai calendar, and in any case the Bahai owners normally inform local authorities of upcoming Holy Days.

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