An 82-Year-Old Baha’I Prisoner Was Transferred to Hospital

Monday, January 5, 2015

Jamal-Aldin Khanjani, 82, one of the Governing Council of Baha’I community was transferred to Pars hospital in Tehran for health treatment on 5 Jan 2015.

Khanjani recently had a heart surgery (Stent); doctors recommended that he needs a peaceful place and special care for his recovery.

He had been sentenced to 20 years imprisonment for his faith and is kept in Rajai Shahr prison ever since his detention.

Khanjani, Baha’I citizen and manufacturer lost his properties after 1979 revolution in Iran. He was repeatedly threatened by Intelligence Service forces as Baha’I activists declared. He was deprived of the rights to education like the other Baha’I citizens.  

It should be noted; he reportedly had been arrested at his house on May 2008, and he was suspended for months in Evin prison. Previously, he had been arrested and imprisoned at least for three times.

Shirin Ebadi was his lawyer along six other Baha’I citizenzs.

Translated : Kaveh Taheri