Baha'is Barred From Leaving Iran

March 31, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Radio Free Europe

The Baha'i representative to the United Nations says that 50 Baha'is in southern Iran have been barred from leaving the country, RFE/RL's Radio Farda reports.

Diane Alai of the Baha'i International Community told RFE/RL the Baha'is were arrested in 2006 for teaching classes to underprivileged children in suburban towns near Shiraz. She said three of them were sentenced to four years in jail and the others to one year in prison for their teaching activities.