Sen's daily

September 24, 2019

Samin Maqsudi sentenced to 5 years in prison

HRANA, September 22, 2019. –

The Review Court for Tehran Province, headed by Judge Zargar (قاضی زرگر), has confirmed the 5-year sentence of Samin Maqsudi (ثمین مقصودی), a Bahai from Tehran whose arrest and sentencing was not previously reported on Sen’s Daily. She was initially sentenced on May 21, 2018, by Judge Moqiseh (قاضی مقیسه, also spelled محمد مقیسه‌ای), a notorious abuser of human rights, and of judicial procedures, who was responsible for the imprisonment of the seven “Yaran.” She was charged with participating in Bahai activities. The charges relate to her commemoration, in her own home, of the bicentennial of the birth of Baha’u’llah, on October 21, 2017.

Ghazaaleh Baaqeri-Taari (غزاله باقری طاری), also from Tehran, was arrested on the same day and, as previously reported, was sentenced to five years in prison for celebrating the birth of Baha’u’llah.

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