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16 Bahai Businesses Closed in Qa’em Shahr

Adel Atta’eyanHRANA News Agency – 16 Bahai-run businesses in Qaem Shahr have been shut down by the authorities because they were closed for the Bahai holy day of the first day of Ridvan.

Behzad Dhabihi Still in Solitary, Despite Bail

Behzad DhabihiHRANA News Agency – Behzad Dhabihi is still being held in solitary confinement in the Ministry of Intelligence detention facility in Sari, although bail has been granted and paid.

Business Leaders around the World Call for an End to Iran’s Closure of Baha’i Businesses

Tehran-bazzarIranhumanrights.org - Letter to Khamenei Urges Respect for Economic Rights of Baha'is.

In a signed statement addressed to Iran's supreme leader, 54 leading business people and economists from countries around the world asked Ayatollah Khamenei to stop the harassment and discrimination against Baha'i business owners in Iran.

Young Woman’s Quest for Higher Education Exposes Iran’s Discrimination Against Baha’is

rouhie.safajoo (1)Iranhumanrights.org - Rouhie Safajoo, a student banned from Iranian universities because of her Baha'i faith and arrested for her online activism, was released on March 27, 2016 on 500 million rials (about $16,500 USD) bail, nearly three weeks after her arrest.

Baha’is detained after seeking higher education now free on bail

BabahìsRadiozamaneh - Rouhieh Safajoo, Sarmad Shadabi and Tara Hooshmand, three Iranian Baha'is who were jailed after being denied the right to pursue higher education, have been released on bail.

Iranian Judiciary Took No Action despite Formal Complaint Detailing Torture of Baha’is in Prison

24-bahais-in-golestan-long-prison-sentences-1Iranhumanrighst.org - Letter Comes To Light Three Years after Brutal Physical Abuse of Detained Baha'is

A Report about Abraham Firuzi, Imprisoned Christian

Abraham FiruziHRANA News Agency – Abraham Firuzi, a newly converted to Christianity, was sentenced to 5 years in prison on charges of evangelism and held in Karaj prison. In the absence of transparency and official information, HRANA publishes the images of the verdict which the Branch 28 of the Revolutionary Court issued unlawfully.

Two Dozen Iranian Baha'is Sentenced to Six to Eleven Years for Practicing Their Faith

Payvand News - Twenty-four Baha'is from northeastern Iran have been handed down sentences that range from six to eleven years "simply for being Baha'is," according to Simin Fahandej, the faith's spokesperson at the United Nations in New York.

Heavy Sentences Imposed on Baha’is of Gorgan, Gonbad-e Qabus and Minudasht

Gorgan (1)Iranpresswatch - According to a report from the “NO to the Harassment and Imprisonment of Baha’is in Iran” Campaign, citing Baha’i News: 24 Baha’is have been sentenced to over 193 years of imprisonment in total by a court in Gorgan.

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