Sen's daily

May 13, 2018

Three Bahai detainees released in Ahvaz

HRANA, May 13, 2018. –

Three young Bahai women who were arrested in Ahvaz on May 6 were released from Ahvaz prison on May 12. They are Ms. Neda Sabeti-Azadi (ندا ثابتی -آزادی), Ms. Nooshin Afshar-Azadi (نوشین افشار), Ms. Foroogh Farzaneh (فروغ فرزانه ). During the week that they were detained, their families went to the prison and were told that their children were not there [probably because they were detained by the Ministry of Intelligence ~ Sen]. The families went to the cities of Abadan and Khoramshahr to look for their children, and while they were there, Ahvaz Prison contacted them to say their children had been released.

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  1. Sen, what is the incarceraton and release trend trend of 2018? It would be nice if you had a spread sheet of the past few years for comparison

    Comment by KomaGawa — May 13, 2018 @ 23:50 | Reply

    • I do not have a database type record: the people who took my data and put it in a human rights database for Iran stopped doing this about three years ago, and I do not have the ability or time to do it. My qualitative impression is that the number in prison at any one time is lower now than it was 5 years ago. A recent list named 18 prisoners, but within a few days several Bahai prisoners were released, who were not on the list.
      All I can do is continue to produce the micro data, the first step towards getting an overview of trends.

      Comment by Sen — May 14, 2018 @ 00:16 | Reply

    • Here’s the link to the prisoners’ database I referred to:
      It is a good template to use.

      Comment by Sen — May 14, 2018 @ 00:19 | Reply

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