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Old 02-12-2012, 03:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Persecutions of the Baha'is in Iran:

Summary of types of persecution

Harassment of Baha段s is pervasive and includes many incidents of all of the following:
  • Arrests and detention, with imprisonment lasting for days, months, or years. In cases where the Baha段 is released, substantial bail is often required.
  • Direct intimidation and questioning by authorities, sometimes with the use of high-intensity lights and physical mistreatment.
  • Searches of homes and business, usually with Baha段 books and other items confiscated.
  • School expulsions and harassment of schoolchildren.
  • Prohibition on Baha段s attending universities.
  • Court proceedings where Baha段s are accused of promoting propaganda against the government 吐or the benefit of the Bahaist sect.
  • Monitoring of the bank accounts, movement, and activities of Baha段s, including official questioning of Baha段s requiring them to give information about their lives, actions, neighbors, etc.
  • Denial or confiscation of business licenses.
  • Denial of work opportunities in general.
  • Denial of rightful inheritances to Baha段s.
  • Physical assaults, and efforts to drive Baha段s out of towns and villages.
  • Desecration and destruction of Baha段 cemeteries, and harassment over burial rights.
  • Dissemination, including in official news media, of misinformation about Baha段s, and incitement of hatred against Baha段s.
  • Evictions from places of business, including Baha段 doctors from their offices and clinics.
  • Intimidation of Muslims who associate with Baha段s.
  • Attempts by authorities to get Baha段s to spy on other Baha段s.
  • Threatening phone calls and letters to Baha段s.
  • Denial of pension benefits.
  • Denial of access to publishing or copying facilities for Baha段 literature.
  • Confiscation of property.
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Summary - Iran Update - Bah' World News Service
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Placing flowers upon a grave teaching the Baha'i Faith

Also in Tabriz, agents of the Ministry of Intelligence interrogated a Baha段 whose father was executed in 1981 for being a Baha段. After asking the man and his wife a number of questions about community activities, the authorities stated that placing flowers upon the graves is considered 鍍eaching the Baha段 Faith and asked the man to refrain from placing flowers on his father痴 grave and tending to the gravestone.

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