Trial Date Set for Seven Baha’is Imprisoned In Iran

December 16, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: WashingtonTV/Baha’i World News Service

The trial of seven imprisoned Baha’is in Iran has been scheduled for 12 January, the Baha’i World News Service reported on Wednesday, citing their attorneys.

The five men and two women have been detained in Tehran’s Evin Prison for more than 18 months, with limited access to their attorneys.

The trial has already been postponed twice.
According to official Iranian news accounts, the seven are accused of “espionage for Israel, insulting religious sanctities and propaganda against the Islamic Republic.”

The Baha’i International Community has categorically denied the accusations.