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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:] 11 Mordad 1400 [2 August 2021]

 

Sanaz Notghi, A Baha’i Citizen of Ahvaz, Was Sentenced to Five Years and Eight Months in Prison

HRANA News Agency – Ms. Sanaz Notghi, a Baha’i citizen, was sentenced by the Revolutionary Court of Ahvaz to five years and eight months in prison. If this sentence is upheld at the appeal stage, under Article 134, the maximum punishment, i.e., five years in prison, will be enforceable.

According to a verdict issued by the Ahvaz Revolutionary Court, this Baha’i citizen was sentenced to five years in prison on charges of “membership in unlawful administration of Baha’i sect” and to eight months in prison on charges of “propaganda against the regime.”

If this sentence is upheld at the appeal stage, under Article 134 of the Islamic Penal Code, a five-year term of imprisonment will be applicable as the most severe punishment for her.

The trial of Ms. Sanaz Notghi was held on 26 Tir [17 July] of this year in the Revolutionary Court of Ahvaz.