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Original Report in Persian by CHRR | August 8, 2010
Translation ABU XALES for Persian2English.com
Last modified: August 10, 2010
The Committee of Human Rights Reporters announced that seven former leaders of the Baha’i community were each sentenced to 20 years imprisonment by branch 28 of the Revolutionary Court.
On August 10th, the RAHANA website reported that although it appears that all seven of the Baha’i leaders were transferred to prison, there is no information available on the location of Fariba Kamalabadi and Mehrnoosh Sabetfrom.
Jamaleddin Khanjani, Anif Naeimi, Saeed Rezaei, Behrouz Tavakoli, and Vahid Tizfahm were transferred to Rajai Shahr prison (I.e. Gohardasht prison).
According to the Committee of Human Rights Reporters, six of the Baha’i leaders were arrested when security forces raided their homes on May 15, 2008. Mehrnoosh Sabet, was arrested on March 6, 2007.
The Bahai’i leaders were detained for the past two years on illegal temporary detention orders. Their trials were postponed several times, and after several court sessions throughout the months, they received heavy prison sentences.
Posted By Adepeju Solarin
Posted Aug 8th, 2010