Iran: Five Baha’i women Sentenced to Five Years in PrisonPublished by Ali on December 21, 2020
International Liberty Association: Acording to the reports from Mashad, north-east Iran, Five Baha’i women were sentenced to a total of five years imprisonment.
The 3re Branch of the Revision Court of Khorasan Razavi Province upheld a total of five years imprisonment sentence for five Baha’i women living in Mashhad, province’s capital.
They have been accused of “propaganda against the state through proselytizing Baha’ism.”
The court informed the five Baha’i women of their verdicts on Thursday, 17 December 2020.
The Revision Court of Khorasan Razavi Province proceeded in the absence of the five Baha’i women and their lawyers. They had not been even informed that the trial was going to be held.
The 3rd Branch of the Revolutionary Court of Mashhad sentenced each of them to one year in prison.
ILA: Iran has stepped up pressure on Baha’i citizens in recent months.
The Revision Court of Qaemshahr, in northern Mazandaran Province, upheld a one-year prison term for a Baha’i citizen in this city.
Also, in the southern Province of Kerman, Vahda Seilani, was imprisoned last week to serve her one-year sentence in the Central Prison of Kerman.