Another Baha’i woman arrested in Iran, her business shut downPublished by International Liberty Association on June 22, 2016
A Baha’i woman was arrested in Iran after one month of harassment, intimidation and the shutdown of her business.
Ms. Sara Akhlaghi is a Bahaii residing in Shiraz, southern Iran. She was summoned to the regime’s court on June 16, 2016 to sign papers in order to have her maison unlocked, according to a report published Tuesday by the website of the Women’s Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran.
Ms. Akhlaghi advertized her maison’s wedding gowns on Instagram.
However, internet security agents hacked and blocked her account for “dissemination of indecent photographs and inciting and encouraging others to breach public decency.”
In the next stage, her maison was sealed without prior notice. They posted a banner on the door, which read, “This business has been sealed because of disseminating indecent photographs and is not allowed to do business.”
Then on June 16, Ms. Akhlaghi was summoned to court ostensibly to reach an agreement for unlocking her business, but she was arrested on the spot. There is no information available on her whereabouts, the report added.