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

[Date:] 21 Bahman 1387 (9 February 2009)

 

The Latest News About the Meeting of Ms. Jinous Sobhani With Her Family

Latest news from Iran

Recently, Mrs. Jinous Sobhani, who was arrested on 25 Dey 1387 [14 January 2009] and transferred to Ward 209 of Evin Prison, was allowed to visit her family. Her mother and husband both met her together, but her father was not allowed to see her on the same day. The meeting took place through a glass partition. Mrs. Sobhani’s arrest attracted the media attention, because before her arrest, she had been employed by two organizations owned by Ms. Shirin Ebadi. Authorities used the fact to discredit her and Ms. Ebadi in the media, claiming, without providing any evidence, that Mrs. Sobhani had been arrested for “being a Baha’i and setting up a Baha’i organization in Iran”. The result of these crimes was the issuance of at least two very strong public statements by Rouz Online and Iran-e Emrouz, which strongly condemned the actions of the authorities for the blatant violation of the rights of the Baha’is.