Sen's daily

October 16, 2016

Mahvash Sabet returns to prison

Bahai News,16 October 2016.

Mahvash Sabet (مهوش ثابت), one of the seven ‘Yaran’ or national facilitators for the Bahai community in Iran, returned to prison on October 16. She had been free on prison leave for 10 days (extended from the original 5 days).
She is now in the ninth year of her prison sentence, and this is the first prison furlough she has been granted. During her furlough she was able to meet family members and civil society activists.

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. God bless her our hearts are with you Yaran.

    Comment by Tony Bristow-Stagg — October 16, 2016 @ 10:17 | Reply

  2. I wish that I could do something to help Mavash jan

    Comment by Kaykhosov Manuchehri — December 18, 2016 @ 09:52 | Reply

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