After the inspections, neighbors of Shahzad Hosseini’s place of business called him, saying that the alarm of his carpentry workshop had been tripped. Shahzad and his son Shayan went to the workshop to find that the locks broken – though no one had been able to open the doors. The neighbors said that unidentified individuals climbed the wall of the workshop, smashed the interior doors and locks, and removed the workshop tools.
Another source person close to Hosseini’s family said that, on the same night, Shahzad reported the break-in and theft to the police, where officers took notes and used the footage from the workshop security cameras to identify the car registration and to issued an arrest warrant for the suspected perpetrators.
The next day, May 4, at around 2pm, when Shayan returned to the workshop to replace the locks, Revolutionary Guards agents raided the premises, confiscating equipment including wood logs, boards, columns, and all other articles, moving them to cars parked in front of the workshop. Shayan Hosseini was then arrested and transferred to an unknown location. Shayan’s car was also confiscated by the agents.
According to a close relative of Shayan, during the raids of each home and the workshop, agents were looking for small wooden boxes that the Hosseini used to store prayer books. During the inspection of Shayan’s house, agents found two or three small boxes, and then threatened Shayan to force him to hand over other boxes.
During the past two weeks, pressure on Baha’i citizens has increased significantly in Iran. The trial of fourteen Baha’is was held in the cities of Birjand and Mashhad. Four Baha’is living in Karaj were sentenced to prison. A number of Baha’i prisoners are still denied leave from prison, as part of the temporary releases resulting from the coronavirus epidemic, and are at risk of contracting the virus.
“The Baha’i International Community urges Iran to immediately release the remaining Baha’is in prison,” said Bani Dugal, a senior representative of the Baha’i International Community at the United Nations, in recent remarks. “These people are innocent and should never have been imprisoned. Their current imprisonment is not only unfair, it has put their lives in serious danger.” Dugal insisted that “all prisoners of conscience should be released now.”
The World awaits the release of Hamed bin Haydara, still being held!
In Iran the Coronavirus is being under reported by the government by number of deaths as well as the number of infected citizens. Now the very man, men at the top are at risk themselves of becoming victims of the virus.
Electrocutions, Beatings and Mass Arrests: Houthis’ Iran-Inspired campaign against the Yemeni Bahai’s.
Yetka Fahandezh sentenced to 11 years! Her assets seized and she is thrown into Shiraz’s Adel Abad Prison.
Hamed Bin Haydra sentenced to death in Yeman his crime:
belief in the Bahai Faith.
This unjust government locks up the innocent,denies education to Baha’i students and perversely denies burial to their dead.
Three Baha’is working on a humanitarian project imprisioned in Iran.
(see Baha’i Headlines for complete story).
From Left: Haleh Rouhi, Raha Sabet, Sasan Taqva
Other Baha’i prisoners held on false charges in Iran (among many many others) since 1989
(or have been secretly murdered in prison):
Mr. Kayvan Khalajabadi – Evin prison
Mr. Behnam Misaqi – Evin prison
Mr. Musa Talebi – Evin prison since 1979
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