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Two more Baha'is arrested in Shiraz

Source: Radio Zamaneh

Iranian Bahai leaders detained since March 2008: In the front row seated from the left are Behrouz Tavakkoli and Saeid Rezaie. Standing from the left are Fariba Kamalabadi, Vahid Tizfahm, Jamaloddin Khanjani and Afif Naeimi. On the far right is Mahvash Sabet

Iran's Baha'i community was targeted once again when two Baha'i residents of Shiraz were arrested at their homes on Saturday morning.

The Human Rights Reporters Committee reports that the homes of several Shiraz Baha'is were raided, resulting in the arrest of Kavoos Samimi and Kambiz Habibi.

In February, four other Baha'i residents of Shiraz were arrested after officials raided and search the homes of more than 30 followers of the Baha'i faith.

A similar attack on the Baha'i community was carried out in December, which led to the arrest of three other Baha'is.

HRANA has also reported that two Baha'is arrested in Mashhad, Dori Amri and Mona Rezai, have been sentenced to one year in prison for "propaganda against the regime through practicing the Baha'i faith."

The Iranian constitution does not recognize the Baha'i faith as an official religion, and its followers are the target of widespread persecution and discrimination in Iran.

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