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August 3, 2015

Mahvash Sabet transferred from Evin Prison to hospital

Bahai News (facebook page), August 2, 2015.

Mahvash Shahreyari-Sabet (مهوش ثابت-شهریاری ), one of the “Yaran” (National facilitators for the Bahai community in Iran) who are serving twenty year prison sentences, has been transferred to hospital. Mrs. Sadiqeh Moradi (صدیقه مرادی) was taken to hospital at the same time: she was arrested on May 1, 2011, and is serving a 10-year sentence for making war on God and having links to the opposition. Both women were taken to the intensive care unit at the Shohada-e Tajrish hospital in Tehran for MRI scans, On Saturday August 1. Mrs. Sabet was handcuffed for the move, and since the handcuffs stayed on for more than six hours, she suffered pain in her wrist which has persisted.

Mrs. Sabet was arrested on March 5, 2008, in Mashhad, where she had gone to make arrangements for the burial of a Bahai. She was held in solitary confinement for 175 days. Concerns for her health in prison were expressed as early as 2010, and on September 26, 2012, she suffered a hip fracture due to osteoporosis but was denied surgery. Before her arrest, she served for 15 years as Director of the Bahai Institute for Higher Education, which provides alternative higher education for Bahai youth who are excluded from all other forms of higher education in Iran.

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  1. Praying hard dear sisters.

    Comment by Helen perkins — August 3, 2015 @ 07:49 | Reply

  2. […] is with heavy heart that I report that she has been transferred to Intensive Care as reported in this blog,  for, among other things (I understand she has tuberculosis of the bone), a broken but untreated hip fracture.

    Pingback by Mahvash Sabet transferred to hospital | the Book of Pain — August 3, 2015 @ 19:50 | Reply

  3. Thank you for sharing this.

    Comment by Tracy Yassini — August 4, 2015 @ 06:04 | Reply

  4. Mahvash is always in our ardent prayers evey morning and every eve. May Baha’u’llah be her Protector and Succorer!

    Comment by Gamal H. M. Hassan — August 4, 2015 @ 19:17 | Reply

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