Baha’i Prisoner Hamid Azizi Released

A Baha’i prisoner from Hamedan, Hamid Aziza, was Released. 

He was sentenced to one year prison and at the end of his 7th month of imprisonment he was released. 

Hamid Azizi was arrested on october 21, 2014 by security forces. 

His home was raided and his personal affairs confiscated. 

Like always, for all baha’is in Iran,  Hamid Azizi was charged with propaganda against the regime in the form of supporting opposition groups. He began his sentence on June 11 this year.

 
 

FB December, 28, 2015

New Charges Against A Sanandaj Baha’i Family

Sources from Sen’s Daily

The Ministry of Intelligence in Sanandaj has detained a number of persons who have contact with a Bahai family, and has pressured them to submit private complaints against the family, which would accuse them of teaching the Bahai Faith or leading people astray.
This took place in August and September this year.
On September 8 the 66-year-old father of the family, Zabihollah Raoufi, was arrested by agents from the Ministry of Intelligence, along with a number of non-Bahais. Four agents raided his home and seized CD’s, books, pictures and other items relating to the Bahai Faith. He later told a HRANA reporter that his own interrogation was “good,” but after his release some of his non-Bahai contacts were detained and lodged personal complaints against him for no apparent reason.
One of these contacts, Mr. Mohammad Salaheddin Rashidiyan has said that while he was detained at the Ministry of Intelligence office he was threatened with charges of apostasy, which carries the death sentence, but promised freedom if he lodged a complaint against the Bahais. He said that he knew of at least three others who were forced to lodge complaints against the Ra’ufi family in the same way. Their names are given as Entezar Rahimi, Mrs. Zhila Negahdar and Shahou Mohammadi.
Mr. Raoufi said that they did not know exactly what had happened, but they had good relations with these people until they were arrested and released. Later, two or three of them came to apologise, saying they were forced to lodge a complaint. One even brought a signed letter saying he had been forced to complain. One of the complainants came to the Ra’ufi home in the middle of the night, shouting that they had made that his wife and children were arrested.

Mr. Rashidiyan, who is now free on bail, said “I asked the interrogator what I could complain about, since they had not prosyletized or done anything, and he replied, ‘just make a complaint, we already have a promise from them saying that even if someone asked them about the Bahai Faith, they would not answer.’”
Mr. Raoufi was arrested in 2009, and sentenced to 6 months in prison on charges of propaganda against the regime, followed by 6 months in exile (other reports say he was sentenced to 6 month in prison in the town of Tuyserkan, in Hamadan). In June, 2011, the Ministry of Intelligence in Sanandaj conducted mass interrogations of the Bahais there, seeking information on how Sanandaj’s Bahai community is managed. One of those questioned was Dhabihullah Raoufi. Parvaneh Rahmani-Raoufi, who was arrested on December 19, 2015, is the wife of Mr. Raoufi. It appears that she is still being detained.

If the Ministry of Intelligence’s tactic is successful, it will enable the regime to persecute the Bahais under the guise of private legal proceedings, and to enforce social isolation.
 
 

FB December, 25, 2015

Baha’i Prisoner Afshin Ighani Released

Afshin Iqani a Bahai shop keeper from Semnan, has been released from prison at the end of a sentence of 4 years and 3 months and one day.

He was arrested on charges of acting against national security and propaganda against the regime. But like always the real reason of the baha’i arrested is only for their baha’i beliefs.

His case began on March 11, 2009, when agents from the Ministry of Intelligence raided his shop and seized half of his stock, demanding that he sell the remainder before March 20. He was arrested on January 5, 2010, and began his sentence on September 12, 2011.

 
 

FB December, 25, 2015

Baha’i Prisoner Sahba Farnoush Released On Bail

  
Sahba Farnoush a Bahai prisoner from Tehran has been freed on bail from Evin Prison. 

Mr. Farnoush was among the 20 baha’is who were arrested on the morning of Sunday, November 15 when Iranian Intelligence Ministry agents carried out the arrest of 20 Baha’is in Tehran, Isfahan and Mashhad. As part of a massive operation, they also closed down Baha’i-run businesses in the province of Mazandaran.
 
 

FB December, 24, 2015

27 Death Row Sunni Rajaishahr Prisoners Awaiting Execution

Here is the list of 27 sunni prisoners that their death row sentence was upheld and they are awaiting execution in Rajai Shahr prison.

All of them have been sentenced to death on charges of « Moharrebeh », and « Propaganda Against The System » and their sentences have been upheld and, they will beexecuted soon.

  1. Kaveh Vissi
  2. Behrouz Shanzari
  3. Taleb Maleki 
  4. Shahram Ahmadi 
  5. Kaveh Sharifi
  6. Arash Sharifi
  7. Varia Ghaderifard
  8. Keyvan Momenifard
  9. Barzan Nasrollahzadeh
  10. AlEm Barmashti
  11. Pouria Mohammadi
  12. Ahmad Nasiri
  13. Edris Nemati 
  14. Farzad Honarjou
  15. Seyyed Shahou Ebrahimi
  16. Mohammad Yavar Rahimi
  17. Bahman Rahimi
  18. Mokhtar Rahimi
  19. Mohammad Gharibi
  20. Farshid Naseri
  21. Mohammad Keyvan Karimi
  22. Amjad Salehi
  23. Omid Peyvand
  24. Ali Mojahedi
  25. Hekmat Sharifi
  26. Omar Abdollahi
  27. Omid Mahmoudi

 
 

FB December, 22, 2015

9 Recently Arrested Baha’is Released On Bail

In recent days, nine Baha’is have been arrested and interrogated in Marvdasht in Shiraz and their home ransacked. Yesterday these 9 Baha’is stating the commitment not to hold meetings and parties, were released conditionally and on bail.

Baha’i citizens’ arrests in recent months increased while many of their businesses sealed due to their belief in the Baha’i Faith.

 

 

 

FB December, 22, 2015

Baha’i Ms. Parvaneh Rahmani Still In Detention

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Parvaneh Rahmani (Raoofi) a baha’i citizen fron Sanandaj remains still in prison after two days of detention.

Parvaneh Rahmani was arrested at her home on 19 December 2015, and her house was also searched, and raided.

In recent days, nine other Baha’is were arrested and interrogated in Shiraz and their home was ransacked. Yesterday 9 Baha’is stating the commitment not to hold meetings and parties, were released on bail.

Baha’i citizens’ arrests in recent months increased while many of their businesses sealed due to their belief in the Baha’i Faith.

 

 

FB December, 22, 2015

Widespread Arrests Of Baha’is In Shiraz

Sources from here

On the night of December 19, Iranian security forces arrested nine Baha’is in the city of Marvdasht, in the Province of Shiraz.

They arrived with 8 police officers, video cameras and a fingerprinting device. The raids began with the home of Mr. Nozar Falah, where agents questioned all the guests who were present and arrested members of the family.

After searching the house, they took one of the guests, Mr. Saraj Kazemi with them, using his own car, and went to his home and searched it.

They seized some books and CDs. On the morning of December 20, the nine arrested Baha’is were taken to the Ministry of Intelligence offices, and were not released.

The nine Bahai’s arrested are members of the two households, and three of their guests. Their names are Nozar Falah, Soadbeh Ha’eri and the 18-year-old Negin Falah, who are members of the Falah family, Mr. Saraj Kazemi, Farahnaz Ashna’i and 18-year-old Elhan Kazemi, in the second family, and from among the guests Jahanbaksh Bazrafkon, Faribah Falah, and Delir Ajideh.

Thus far there has been no indication of the reasons for the raid and arrests, except that the gathering was considered an illegal meeting.

 

FB December, 20, 2015

Three Baha’i Prisoners Released

Three baha’i prisoners were released on bail in Tehran.

  • Nava Monjazeb

 

  • Negar Bagheri

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  • Yavar Haghighat

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They have been released on the bail in Tehran. Bail was set at 100 million tumans (31,000 euros, $US 33,000).

They were among the 20 baha’is who were arrested on the morning of Sunday, November 15 when Iranian Intelligence Ministry agents carried out the arrest of 20 Baha’is in Tehran, Isfahan and Mashhad. As part of a massive operation, they also closed down Baha’i-run businesses in the province of Mazandaran.

 

 

FB December, 20, 2015

Over 2 Months In Solitary Mohammad Amin Abdollahi Moved To General Ward

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Mohammad Amin Abdollahi, a political prisoner in Birjand prison, after spending more than two months in quarantine was moved to the general ward of the prison.

This prisoner in the prison of Birjand is not in a good condition and he still denied any furlough.

Mohammad Amin Abdollahi a Bukan citizen, was transferred to Birjand prison early October following his protest against his furlough from Tabas prison.

The authorities of Tabas prison in despite of the Bail, have rejected his furlough request, his release on parole and his transfer to a prison near of his residence.

Mohammad Amin Abdollahi while he was in quarantine of Birjand prison was on hunger strike due to difficult conditions of his detention.

Mohammad Amin Abdollah is married and has one child and his family who live in the city of Bukan in West Azerbaijan Province, because of the distance to Birjand and financial problems are not allowed to meet with him.
Mohammad Amin Abdollahi, was arrested on autumn 2005, and after 15 months of uncertainty in Mahabad revolutionary court, was charged with Moharebeh, collaboration with armed Kurdish parties, and propaganda against the state. He was tried and sentenced to a total of 18 years in prison and exile Tabas to prison.
After spending some time in prison of Urmia and Mahabad prison he was exiled to Tabas and Birjand prison and after spending more than two months in quarantine of Birjand prison he was now transferred to the general ward of this prison.

FB December, 19, 2015