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[Adapted from website:] Kayhan Newspaper

[Date:] 10 Mehr 1389 [2 October 2010]


Special News

The Baha’i Secretary of Shirin Ebadi’s [Office] Was Sentenced to Two Years in Prison

The Islamic Revolutionary Court sentenced the Baha’i secretary of the Defenders of Human Rights Centre to two years in prison. After the sedition of thugs and gangs on Ashura, Jinous-S [Jinous Sobhani] was arrested along with a number of other Baha’i elements active in the sedition of Ashura Hoseini on 13 Dey 1388 [3 January 2010]. She was arrested along with Artin-Gh [Artin Ghazanfari] (her husband) and several other members of the Baha’i colonial group.

Seven Baha’i leaders were arrested two years ago on charges of spying for the Zionist regime and sentenced to 10 years in prison.

It should be noted that the group of the Defenders of Human Rights Centre was started by elements such as Abdol-Fattah Soltani, Mohammad-Ali Dadkhah, Shirin Ebadi, Mohammad Sharif, Mohammad Seifzadeh, Nasrin Sotoudeh, etc., and led by former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney. Meanwhile, the French and German governments allocated money to Ebadi to spend on the group, and she was also asked to spend part of the Nobel Peace Prize in the service of the group.

The arrest of the secretary―jack-of-all-trades―of the Defenders of Human Rights Centre in the midst of the sedition and turmoil of the Day of Ashura is another scandal for Ebadi and her comrades, while this fugitive monarchist had previously claimed to have defended some Baha’i elements and was merely their lawyer. But now it seems, in addition to the Baha’i affiliation of some members of the mentioned group, the allegation that this old monarchist woman is a Baha’i has become even more serious.

Mir Hossein Mousavi, in the midst of the sedition on 6 Dey [27 December 2009] (Ashura Day) last year, described the rioters as men of God. The London Circle (affiliated with Baha’u’llah, Mohajerani, Kadivar Effendi, and some fugitive elements of the partnership and agents) later defended these same Baha’i elements fiercely. Meanwhile, elements such as Kadivar, Soroush, Ganji, on the grounds of [their] anti-religious [position] and their opposition to Mahdism, are accused of being Baha’is, or [being so] inclined, and aligned with this current.