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

[Date:] 30 Ordibehesht 1388 (20 May 2009)


Semnan: Detention of a Baha’i

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On 26 Ordibehesht 1388 [16 May 2009], the agents of the Ministry of Intelligence arrested Mr. Behnam Motearefi, a resident of Semnan, after his house was searched. Mr. Motearefi, 33, is the son-in-law of Mr. Ziaollah Allahverdi and Mrs. Sonia Tebyani, both of whom were arrested on 27 Mehr 1387 [18 October 2008] in Behshahr, Mazandaran Province, and later released on bail on 13 and 18 Azar 1387 [3 and 8 December 2008], respectively.