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[Adapted from website:] Shohadaye Iran
[Date:] 24 Ordibehesht 1393 [14 May 2014]
The Baha’i Congregation Prays For the Freedom of Their Co-Religionists!
The Local Spiritual Assembly (LSA) of the Baha’is of Indore prayed for the release of seven Baha’i leaders imprisoned in Iran. The congregational Baha’i prayer was held on Sunday in the Baha’i community hall, and similar gatherings and numerous other prayer meetings are scheduled to take place around the world.
Shohadaye Iran – Recently, the leaders of the perverse Baha’i sect held a group prayer in a symbolic gesture, claiming that their goal is to free seven Baha’i prisoners in Iran. The Times of India reported: “The Local Spiritual Assembly (LSA) of the Baha’is of Indore prayed for the release of seven Baha’i leaders imprisoned in Iran. The Baha’i congregational prayer was held on Sunday in the Baha’i community hall, and similar gatherings and numerous other prayer meetings are scheduled to take place around the world.”
Raj Sharma, secretary of the Baha’i International Community, said, “This programme began with prayers for world peace and unity and spiritual readings of Baha’i Sacred Writings. Young Baha’i followers also prayed for the Yaran.” Samir Sharma said, “Followers have signed a petition and published it in an online campaign calling for the release of our Baha’i friends in Iran.”
Sharma said, “I am very happy to see that these people have come together for congregational prayers and that 150 people have so far signed the petition for the mentioned online campaign. This campaign can help us to help to convince the Iranian government to release these seven Baha’i leaders.” According to the report, the perverse Baha’i sect is taking action, while some Iranian officials have stated, “No one is in prison for being a Baha’i.”
It is worth mentioning that their allies in India are the most important source of funding for illegal Baha’i associations in Iran, which, unfortunately, several Iranian organizations and government agencies, knowingly or unknowingly, are financing. The Bank Mellat of Iran, which has selected one of these individuals as its lawyer, also provides financial assistance to the Baha’i leaders of India; in other words, it can be said that these dreaded financial networks are also financed by Iranian banks and some institutions.
Source: Bulletin News