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[The excerpt below is from the section of the article that pertains to the Baha’i Faith]
[Adapted from website:] Fars News Agency
[Date:] 20 Farvardin 1392 [9 April 2013]
Faezeh Hashemi’s “Very Beautiful Experience” with “Baha’i, Monafeghin and Secular dissolutionist” Friends in the Women’s Ward
According to Fars News Agency’s cyberspace service reporter, Faezeh Hashemi, in an interview with the Bahar chain newspaper, made “thought-provoking” remarks about her time in Evin Prison and said that she was not worried about returning to prison again.
In this conversation, she calls her fellow inmates her “friends”; according to Faezeh Hashemi, the detainees were “Baha’i women, a number of Mojahedin members, two Christian women, two [women] from the mourning mothers’ group of Laleh Park, a number of Green Party members and journalists, and an Iraqi woman, and a few secular dissolutionists and lefties.”
Faezeh Hashemi calls herself a “lioness” who has had a “beautiful experience” with “great people” in prison. She is also “proud” of this “turning point” in her life and strongly “loves” it. Faezeh, who has also taken a new position in prison, talks about her political analysis meetings with her fellow inmates―meetings that have been opposed by her father.
Part of This Conversation Continues Below:
“Because prison was a new experience, for years, I have spent the New Year with my family, but the new circumstances were different. I wanted to be with other female prisoners.” She goes on to describe her [fellow] inmates as follows: “A number of Baha’i women, a number of members of the Mojahedin organization, two Christian women, two of the mourning mothers’ group of Laleh Park, a number of Green Party members and journalists, an Iraqi woman, and a few secular dissolutionists and lefties.”
Regarding her sentence in prison, Faezeh Hashemi states, “It was very good. It was a very beautiful experience, the great people that I met, the relationships and the atmosphere among the prisoners … was precious experience. There is an atmosphere created by the prisoners themselves. It is not that the guards or the officers did anything special; no, in fact we had many crises with them, but the atmosphere and conditions of the prison created a very important experience for me; it was a turning point in my life and I love and am proud of it very much.
Faezeh Hashemi also talked about Ayatollah Hashemi’s meeting with her: “Mostly, it was a greeting circumstance and I explained the prison conditions to him. Father also conveyed the grievances of the other side as to why I do not call the Mojahedin the Monafeghin, or why, for example, I have good relations with the Mojahedin and the Baha’is.”
 [Secular dissolutionists - secular groups who demand the dissolution of the regime]