Bahá’ís Detained In Iran Allowed Brief Telephone Contact

I have received some recent news on the fate of seven Bahá’í s wrongfully detained in Iran. Barnabas quotidianus reports that Mrs.Mahvash Sabet, Mrs.Fariba Kamalabadi, and Mr.Jamaloddin Khanjani have been allowed brief telephone contact with their families. Sadly, there is no news of the other detainees having direct contact with their families but the report indicates that Evin Prison authorities have requested  Vahid Tizfahm’s family to bring clothes to the jail. It is also reported that Evin Prison authorities have asked Mrs. Kamalabadi’s family to bring her reading glasses to the prison. (It is to be emphasised that neither family have met their loved one in Evin). There is still no word on the whereabouts of Mr.Behrouz Tavakkoli , Mr.Saeid Rezaie or Mr. Afif Naeimi. Although I am reassured to hear some news, their continued detention is both inhumane and unwarranted. The Bahá’í Faith prohibits involvement in partisan politics and the sole reason for the continuing detention is their religious beliefs. Further background to the persecution of the  Bahá’ís in Iran can be found at http://www.bahai.org/persecution/iran

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