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November 21, 2013

Home searches and arrest of Bahai youth in Semnan

HRANA, November 21, 2013

Security agents have raided homes and arrested young Bahais in Semnan, under the pretext of enforcing the military service law. They carried a letter from someone called Zaman, an assistant prosecutor. They raided the homes of Bahais who sons are eligible for military service. After a thorough search and turning the homes upside down, they seized religious books, computers and personal items, arrested the young men and handed them over to the police. Those arrested were held for one day and released after signing a form that they would present themselves whenever they are summoned. At the time of writing, those arrested and released are known to include Ardeshir Fana’ayan, Awrakhsh and Na’im Hedayati and Saroush Firuzayan ( اردشیر فناییان، اورخش هدایتی، نعیم هدایتی و سروش فیروزیان ). One of the Bahais went to the Police Office to ask the reason for this procedure and was told that the military call-up law had been disused for some years, and that its application to the Bahais had been initiated by other agencies.

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  1. Such suffering only because or their faith.
    Thank you for bringing this up

    Comment by César — November 21, 2013 @ 22:49 | Reply

  2. May Justice prevail for all these persecuted people.

    Comment by Tony Bristow-Stagg — November 26, 2013 @ 10:53 | Reply

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