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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