Another Year - Calling for the Release of Seven Baha'i Leaders
During the next week, the Baha'i
community of Ottawa is holding a series of devotional gatherings across
the city to pray for the seven Baha'i leaders who are starting their
ninth year of arrest and imprisonment in Iran: Mrs. Fariba Kamalabadi,
Mr. Jamaloddin Khajani, Mr. Afif Naeimi, Mr. Saeid Rezaie, Mrs. Mahvash
Sabet, Mr. Behrouz Tavakkoli and Mr. Vahid Tizfahm.
These seven individuals were arrested in 2008 for the sole reason of
being Baha'is. They were all productive, hard working members of
Iranian society, who laboured for the well being of their country and
fellow citizens. Without notice and due process, they were incarcerated.
Apart from the seven Baha'i leaders, a number of members of the Ottawa
Baha'i community have family who are arrested and imprisoned in Iran
for no other reason than their belief. This leaves many worried as to
what the future will hold in that country.
Ottawa Baha'is join people from
around the world to call for the
immediate release of the Baha'i leadership, whose sentences are among
the longest of any prisoners of conscience in Iran - the twitter
It is the fervent hope and prayer that Iran's persecution of
the minority Baha'i community will be brought to an end. For more
information please check https://www.bic.org/not-another-year-9th-campaign/not-another-year