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[The excerpt below is from the section of the article that pertains to the Baha’i Faith]

 

[Adapted from website:] HRANA - Human Rights Activists News Agency

[Date:] 25 Mehr 1400 [17 October 2021

 

Shiraz; Continued Detention of Four Baha’i Citizens in Solitary Confinement

HRANA News Agency – Moin Misaghi, Negareh Ghaderi, Hayedeh Foroutan and her son Mehran Mosallanejad, Baha’i citizens living in Shiraz have been held in solitary confinement in No. 201 Detention Center in Shiraz for about a month since their arrest. These citizens have only been allowed to meet their families once since their arrest.

According to the HRANA news agency, the news organ of the Iranian Association of Human Rights Activists, it was reported on Sunday, 15 Mehr 1400 [17 October 2021], Moin Misaghi, Negareh Ghaderi, Hayedeh Foroutan and her son Mehran Mosallanejad, Baha’i citizens living in Shiraz have been held in solitary confinement in No. 201 Detention Center in Shiraz for about a month since their arrest.

These citizens have only been allowed to meet their families once since their arrest. A history of heart disease, stomach ulcers and osteoporosis has increased the concerns of Ms. Ghaderi’s family about her health.

On 31 Shahrivar [22 September], Moin Misaghi and Negareh Ghaderi were arrested and taken to an unknown location by the security forces after a search of their home. At the same time, the agents went to the house of Hayedeh Foroutan and her son Mehran Mosallanejad, searched their home and confiscated some of their personal belongings. But they were not able to detain Mrs. Foroutan due to her absence from home at the time. These citizens were asked to report themselves to the Shiraz Intelligence Office to provide explanations. These people were arrested after reporting to the city’s intelligence office. Earlier, these citizens’ homes had been inspected twice more by the agents.

According to an informed source, Mr. Misaghi’s home was also searched by the security forces in Farvardin [March/April] this year. The source added, “In Farvardin [March/April] of this year, the behavior of the agents during the inspection was very violent and brutal. In such a way that hot soup was poured on the feet of their 2-year-old daughter, and the family were engaged with caring for the burns on their child’s feet for a long time.”