Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Thursday, June 19, 2008

Detained Baha’i leaders allowed brief phone calls to families

Seven Iranian minority leaders who had for weeks been held incommunicado have now been granted brief phone calls to their families, Baha’i World News Service reported Thursday.

The individuals are part of a committee that attends to the needs of Iran’s Baha’i religious minority. Six were arrested in pre-dawn raids on May 14. The seventh was arrested in March. No charges have been filed against any of the leaders.

It is believed that all seven are being held in Tehran’s notorious Evin Prison.

As the article notes, “In 1980, all nine members of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Iran were taken away and presumed killed as they were never heard from again. A year later, after the Assembly had been reconstituted, eight of the nine members were arrested or killed.”

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