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January 28, 2013

Bahai school student expelled in Isfahan

Bahai News Service (Persian), January 14

Recently a school in Isfahan added the category “Bahai” to the recognized religions on its registration form. When Ruya Eshraqi ( رؤیا اشراقی ) entered her religion as “Bahai,” she was immediately expelled, and has twice applied to be re-enrolled without success. [The event is not dated in this report, and the Bahai News Service can be as much as a year behind events. The school year in Iran begins in late September. There have been several other incidents in Isfahan in which Bahai school students have been expelled, in some cases being reinstated later. ~ Sen]

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  1. Please don’t take pot shots by jabbing criticisms of the internation Baha’i News Service—they aren’t late a year behind.

    Comment by Dr Donald Francis Addison — January 28, 2013 @ 00:51 | Reply

    • It’s not a pot-shot, it’s an effort to give an indication of the likely date on which Ruya Eshraqi was expelled. I do try to check all dates and names, to ensure that I do not report the same event twice.

      If you go to the Persian Bahai News Service page, you will see that the top item (most recently posted) item is an event dated 7 June 2012. The third item occurred 11 July 2012. The second item is the one I have translated: it does not report a date. While most of the events reported on the Persian Bahai News site in a batch released on January 14 2013 occurred in June and July 2012, one report covers an event on February 26, 2011. But based on the fact that the story involves a school enrollment form, and the school year begins in late September, I think it is likely that she was expelled in August or September, 2012. I have checked around that period, and so far as I can ascertain, Ruya Eshraqi’s expulsion from school has not previously been reported.

      Comment by Sen — January 28, 2013 @ 14:49 | Reply

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