The continuing violations of religious minorities in Iran, the A number of Christian converts were arrested in Tehran by plainclothes security officers There is no news about their status and destiny . At the same time, it was reported that three Baha’i citizens were arrested in Shiraz after being summoned to the Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal.
According to the Human Rights Reporters , Razmik Khachaturian , Setareh Vahedi, Roya Aminipour, Shaghayegh Dehghani, Mohsen Yazdani, Frank Amini, and Behnam Pourmohammadi – September 25 , 2017 in Tehran They were arrested, and their location is still unknown.
The houses of these people have been inspected, and satellite devices, books, computers and some equipment have been confiscated.
Also, during the past two days, the frequent visits of families of detainees to security and judicial authorities have not resulted in any clue in their whereabout though they have been told that they have been arrested by the IRGC intelligence .
At the same time, Shamim Dabiri, Mehrangiz Yousefi and Mahshid Karamati, three Baha’i citizens resident in Shiraz, were reportedly detained on Tuesday, September 26th, after being summoned to the Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Shiraz.
Baha’i citizens in Iran are condemned to have the freedoms of religious beliefs, which is a systematic exclusion. in accordance with article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Article 18 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, everyone has the right to freedom of religion and to the conversion of religion believed. Freedom to express it individually or collectively and publicly or in secret .
According to unofficial sources in Iran, there are more than three hundred thousand Baha’is, but the Iranian constitution does not recognize the Baha’i faith. For this reason, Baha’i rights in Iran have been systematically violated over the past years .