Iran’s Court Held Its Charges against Three Baha'I Citizens

Monday, September 7, 2015 10:46:57 AM

Three Baha’I women citizens were trialed by the same judge at the same time in Golestan Province.

They were allegedly accused of “propaganda against the regime of Iran” in the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Golestan, Baha’I News agency reported. Iran’s security officials had arrested Soudabeh Mehdinejad, Roofia Pakzadan and Nazi Haghighi in 2013; there is not any information about the arbitrary arrest purpose, the rights group said.

According to the news, 20 other Baha’I citizens had been convicted by Province’s Revolutionary Court on the false charges based on their peaceful faith.

Baha’Is have been persecuted under systematic suppression by Islamic Republic authorities of Iran since 1979; extremist Islamic groups close to the regime have reportedly confiscated their properties and assets, according to the reports quoted by Human Rights reporters. “The houses burnt, disgusting slogans paint on the walls against Baha’I community”, a witness described the critical situation. They are not allowed to access the basic civil rights Such as work permission by receiving job permit, deprivation of higher education services and even an official representative in parliament. The witness added that the Baha’I citizens also have not the right to bury their beloved ones in public cemeteries.


By: Kaveh Taheri