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May 11, 2021, 6:24 PM
Five-year-old child was killed by anti-narcotic forces in Iran
A five-year-old Baluch boy was killed during a police chase in the southeastern city of Iranshahr on May 10, 2021. Narcotics forces fatally shot a 5-year-old Baluch boy identified as Meisam Narouie. A short video of his lifeless body in the...
Apr 28, 2021, 12:06 AM
The continued imprisonment of 7 Baha’is in Shiraz
Despite the passage of 10 days the following Baha’i citizens living in Shiraz are still being held in solitary confinement: Saeed Ettehad, Qassem Masoumi, Siamak Honarvar, Soroush Abadi, Sedigheh Aghdasi, Alieh Foroutan, and Behrooz Farzandi Ardakani. These citizens were arrested...
Nov 23, 2020, 11:23 PM
Iran: security forces raid homes of dozens of Baha’is
On Sunday, November 22, Security forces searched the homes of dozens of Baha’i citizens in at least six provinces, including Tehran, Alborz, Isfahan, Mashhad and Mazandaran. Between 30 to 50 Baha’i households were searched and security forces confiscated cellphones, laptops,...
Mar 20, 2019, 9:13 AM
Iranian regime executed 12 prisoners
Since the beginning of March, Iranian regime has executed more than 13 inmates in various prisons. A prisoner identified as Jalaluddin Mosala Nezhad was publicly hanged in Jahrom, south of Iran, the state-run Tasnim news agency reported on March 14. Also...
Dec 1, 2018, 11:18 PM
Monthly report about Bahais in Iran
Baha’i Mother and Daughter Begin Prison Term a Baha’i mother and daughter turned themselves in to begin serving one-year prison sentences. Mashhad resident May Kholousi, her daughter Saghi Fadaei, and their fellow Baha’is Shayan Tafazzoli and Dorri Amri were all sentenced...
Oct 29, 2018, 6:52 AM
Iranian women’s rights defender enters the 60th-day hunger strike
Farhad Meysami, a medical doctor who was detained in July for protesting against laws forcing Iranian women to wear the hijab, has been on a hunger strike since August 1 and is now in very frail health and has...
Sep 26, 2018, 1:22 AM
Eight Baha’is Arrested in Isfahan by Iran’s Security Forces
Iranian security forces on Sunday, September 23, arrested eight followers of the Baha’i faith in Isfahan, central Iran. There is still no news of the charges brought against the detainees whose whereabouts after arrest remains unknown. The detainees are included, Afshin...
Aug 2, 2018, 7:47 AM
Monthly report about Bahais in Iran
Sheida Qoddusi granted prison furlough Sheida Qoddusi, who has served over a year of her 5-year sentence in Gorgan prison, began a 10-day furlough on June 27. She was one of about 20 Bahais who was arrested in Golestan Province...
May 17, 2018, 7:51 AM
Baha’i citizen arrested in Tehran
On Friday, May 11, 2018, Mehrdad Heyrani, a Baha’i citizen residing in Tehran was arrested and transferred to an unknown location by intelligence agents after his residence was searched and his personal belongings such as computer and religious books...
Apr 1, 2018, 1:28 PM
Iran hanged 4 juvenile last Persian year
Despite huge public and international opposition, Iran continued to juvenile executions and sentencing juveniles to death in the last Persian year. Iran is one of the few countries that continues to execute juvenile offenders in blatant violation of the absolute...
Mohammad Zolfaghari is a Baha'i News reporter and human rights defender who worked exclusively on Human Rights Violations especially religious minorities in Iran and as a documentary maker with Amnesty International. Lives in Norway.