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[The excerpt below is from the section of the article that pertains to the Baha’i Faith]


[Adapted from website:] Parsine

[Date:] 13 Shahrivar 1391 [3 September 2012]


Mohseni Ejei, Merely Being a Baha’i Is Not a Crime /

A spokesman for the judiciary explained the arrest of more than 20 people during the East Azerbaijan earthquake, as well as the cases of Khavari, Jahromi, Faezeh Hashemi and Saied Mortazavi....

Mohseni, in response to the Mehr reporter about the arrest of people during the earthquake in East Azerbaijan, in which a number of Monafeghin and Baha’is intended to [commit] sabotage, said that it is not a crime merely to be a Baha’i; but more than 20 people have been arrested whose actions are under investigation.