Baha’i Woman Detained In Sari, Iran

Yet another worrying development. On Tuesday, March 10, 2009, Iran Press News reported:

In a continuation of hostilities towards the Baha’is of Iran, a Baha’i woman in the town of Sari was arrested by agents of the Ministry of Intelligence and taken to the prison in the Kachui district of the same town.

Mr. Samimi was arrested on January 21, 2009, on the charge of “activities against national security”.  He was released after nine days of interrogation.  After repeated threats, his wife, Mrs. Furughian, was also arrested last Sunday.

According to reports received from Sari, Mrs. Shirin Furughian (Samimi) was taken into custody on Sunday, March 8, 2009, by agents of the Intelligence Ministry and taken to the Ministry’s prison in Kachui.

It should be noted that in the beginning of August 2008, agents of the same Ministry closed the shop of her husband, Adel Samimi.  Shortly after this occurrence, their home was searched [by Ministry of Intelligence] and personal property such as their computer, satellite dish, pictures, and Baha’i books were confiscated.

[Source: Translation by Iran Press Watch.]


2 thoughts on “Baha’i Woman Detained In Sari, Iran

  1. Why this harmless community is being targeted is beyond comprehension. I have known Bahaii from many countries including In dia and have found them to be peace loving and most harmless community. I feel sad and outraged. It does not make you anti nationalist because you believe in human values and humanity per se. But the always evil has been wary of good..

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