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[Adapted from website:] Baha’i World News Service

[Date:] 20 Esfand 1387 (10 March 2009)

 

The latest report on the sentence of Mr. Badiollah Abol-Fazli

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Mr. Abol-Fazli was sentenced on 28 December 2008 to two years in prison on charges of being an “active member of the Baha’i community,” “propagating Baha’ism and acting against the Islamic Republic,” and “secretly propagating [to] Muslims through the provision of Baha’i books and materials.” Mr. Abol-Fazli, a shopkeeper, was arrested by Ministry of Intelligence agents at his workplace in July 2008 on a baseless business charge and transferred to Sari Prison. He was held in solitary confinement for 29 days. During this period, Mr. Abol-Fazli was interrogated, verbally abused, and ridiculed eight times.