Thursday, 15 January 2009

Six Baha’is were arrested in Tehran

The government officials of the Islamic Republic of Iran raided the homes of some Baha'is in Tehran during the early hours of Wednesday 14 January 2009 morning. They confiscated computers, Baha'i books and personal photo albums, and arrested Ms Zhinous Sobhani, Mr Shahrokh Taef, Mr Aziz'u'llah Samandari, Mr Payam Aghsani, Ms Didar Raouf and Mr Nima Haghar. They have been taken to the notorious Evin Prison.

The government officials have not yet made any statements regarding these arrests or the charges against these individuals.

In recent months the Islamic Republic Government of Iran has intensified the persecution of the Baha'is in Iran. Similar raids and arrests have taken place in Sari, Semnan and Ghaemshahr in last few months.

This report has also been confirmed by The Human Rights Activists in Iran.


Anonymous said...

Mr Nima Haghar is not arrested please update your information.

ADL said...

Thanks for your comment. With appology, I'm confirming that Nima Haghar WAS NOT arrested on last Wednesday.