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April 30, 2014

Preparations for the destruction of Bahai cemetery in Shiraz

HRANA, April 30, 2014

On April 28, a mechanical digger and front-end loader were moved onto the Bahai cemetery in Shiraz, known as the Golestan Javid, in apparent preparation for levelling the cemetery to build a cultural centre. The cemetery contains the graves of Bahais who were executed in the 1980s. Latest reports are that the machinery is still in place, but no further steps have been taken.

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  1. very sad…. muy triste noticia 😦

    Comment by Fernando Zeledón — April 30, 2014 @ 15:25 | Reply

  2. Is this where Mona is buried?

    Comment by Sandi Augsburger — April 30, 2014 @ 18:21 | Reply

    • Yes, the ten Bahai women of Shiraz who were hung in 1983 are all buried in this cemetery. It has almost a thousand Bahai graves; some who died of natural causes and some who were martyred.

      Comment by Sen — May 1, 2014 @ 21:31 | Reply

  3. This is a cruel indignity of great injustice.

    Comment by Patrick — May 1, 2014 @ 08:07 | Reply

  4. Why are Shirazi behaving this way? What is the titanic struggle with darkness going on there? I was negotiating with a travel agency in Shiraz when I was making my plans, about midway through our negotiations, tings with the email and the behavior of the tour company representatives, had me convinced that they knew I was a Bahai. I changed to another agency and it all worked out. I was in Shiraz for 2 nights and 2 days. Everything seemed normal or special through my eyes. Yet, I didn’t completely trust my eyes while I was in Iran, esp after receiving Sen’s postings for so long. Something is realy stirring, but I really don’t know what that is.

    Comment by KomaGawa — May 1, 2014 @ 15:26 | Reply

  5. bad, very bad…

    Comment by Sergio Rojas Quezada — May 2, 2014 @ 15:26 | Reply

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