On Saturday, March 3rd, 2018, Mitra Badrinejad Zahdi, a Baha’i citizen living in Ahvaz,
was arrested by security guards and moved to an unknown location.
According to the Campaign for the Defense of Political and Civil Prisoners, on Saturday,
March 3rd, 2018, Mitra Badrinejad Zahdi, a Baha’i citizen living in Ahvaz, was arrested by
security guards while her personal belongings, including her laptop and a number of
books, were also detained at the time of the house search.
An informant source told the campaign, “On Saturday, 15 plain clothed and intelligence
agents rushed into Mitra Badri’s house and used intimidation to arrest her and seize her
personal belongings, such as the laptop and a number of books.”
“We do not know what agency ordered the arrest, but during the arrest, she was told ‘This
sentence has been issued by the Ahvaz’s Revolutionary Court.’“ said the source in a
conversation with the Campaign for the Defense of Political and Civil Prisoners.
On February 13th, 2018, at least 7 Baha’i citizens were arrested in Bohsher.
In a letter to Mohammad Javad Larijani, head of the Judiciary’s Human Rights Directorate,
۲۵ university professors and international lawyers called to end the Baha’i persecution
and call for justice and recognition of Baha’i rights.
According to unofficial sources, there are more than three hundred thousand Baha’is in
Iran, but the Iranian constitution recognizes only Islam, Christianity, Judaism, and
Zoroastrians and does not recognize the Baha’i religion. For this reason, Baha’i rights in
Iran have been systematically violated throughout the past years.