Three Baha’is Barred From University in Iran Sentenced to Five Years in Prison

November 10, 2017 Image and Article by the Center for Human Rights in Iran 

 

Imagine being thrown in jail for visiting a Baha’i Temple or posting a message from the Universal House of Justice on Facebook! People are persecuted for the liberties we take advantage of. Think about that today friends, and then think about how our actions and conduct on social media and elsewhere can lead potentially to the persecution of our beloved brothers and sister in Iran and elsewhere. We don’t exist in a bubble.

 

“The court faulted Rouhieh for visiting tourist sites in India when she came to see me, including the Baha’i temple in New Delhi,” said Maryam Safajoo. “Another one of the accused was also condemned for posting a message from the Baha’i Universal House of Justice on his personal Facebook page.”

 

“No other court would prosecute people for these sort of things,” she said.

 

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Lynette Wilson, Publisher
Author: Lynette Wilson, Publisher

Lynette grew up in the small Wisconsin town of Boscobel, home of the Gideon Bible. After attending college at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and Platteville achieving an A.A. degree she decided a break was needed n order to figure out which academic discipline she wanted to pursue. While contemplating intensely on her choices she met and married Fernando. Lynette returned to college and studied Small Business Management and Bookkeeping. After several years of working in management she found herself once again meditating on her future. The powers that be answered and she returned to the academic life in pursuit of a double major in Physical and Occupational Therapy. She found time to assist in the Special Resource Center helping quadriplegics and the legally blind in the classroom setting as well as reading for the blind. In the midst of her professional goals she had a difficult pregnancy which temporarily (...so she thought) would interrupt her coursework. She attempted to return to her studies, but the stork visited a second time. After the birth of their daughter, an unwelcomed visitor arrived a year and a half later, Brain Cancer. After 7 years of fighting, Fernando passed away. (2003) This experience...

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