Geneva, Feb. 22, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — This week, two Baha’i girls in Iran, Mahvash Sabet and Fariba Kamalabadi, have entered the fourth month of unjust 10-year jail phrases in Evin Jail. Along with 5 others, they have been members of a casual management group of the Baha’i group in Iran till 2008, when the group was disbanded, all seven have been arrested, and imprisoned for 10 years.
Now a 3rd member of the group, Afif Naimi, who like Mrs Sabet and Mrs Kamalabadi was arrested once more in July 2022, was sentenced on 10 February to seven years in jail.
A number of different Baha’is have been additionally sentenced alongside Mr Naimi.
The newest developments come after months of intensified persecution of the Baha’i group in Iran and amidst the nation’s wider human rights scenario – each of which have gained worldwide consideration.
The Baha’i Worldwide Group requires the rapid launch of all imprisoned Baha’is, for an finish to the persecution of the Baha’i group by Iran’s authorities, and for the federal government to respect the human rights of all its residents.
On 10 February 2023, the Karaj Revolutionary Court docket, in a collectively heard case, sentenced Afif Naimi and 11 others Baha’is in Alborz province to between two and 7 years in jail, financial fines, bans on residing in Alborz, bans on leaving the nation, bans on academic and cultural actions, deprivation of social rights and different punishments.
These sentenced have been Afif Naimi, Mahsa Tirgar, Kamyar Habibi, Rameleh Tirgrenjad, Sabin Adeyani Yazdani, Elham Shareghi Arani, Nakisa Sadeghi, Sadaf Sheikhzadeh, Shahrazad Mastouri, Negin Rezaie and Saman Ostovar.
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