Former Baha’i leaders marked anniversary behind bars

Iran’s former Baha’i leaders began their fifth year in prison in May (14 May) amid an intensification of the persecution of their co-religionists.

Thames Valley Baha’i Myra Erbenova said: “The seven prisoners each face the bleak prospect of more years in jail for crimes they did not commit.

“The date also marked the first anniversary of raids on homes of Baha’is associated with an informal initiative offering higher education to community members barred from university. Nine educators later received harsh prison sentences. We remembered them all in our prayers and hope that the day will soon come when they are freed.”

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