Amnesty International Calls On Iran to Free Baha’is On Trial

January 14, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: WashingtonTV

Amnesty International called on the Iranian authorities on Wednesday to release seven Baha’is who are being tried on charges that include spying for Israel.

The first court session for the five men and two women, who have been held for some 20 months, was held on Tuesday.

“The seven are prisoners of conscience, held solely on account of their beliefs or peaceful activities on behalf of the persecuted Baha’i community, and must be immediately and unconditionally set free,” said Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui, deputy director of Amnesty International’s Middle East and North Africa program.