Posted by: becketfund | February 15, 2009

Iran: Baha’is Accused of Having Ties With Israel

TEHRAN – Iran’s chief prosecutor is accusing members of the minority Baha’i faith of sharing information on Iran with enemy nations such as Israel, the AP reported on February 15. The religion, founded in the 1860s by a Persian nobleman, has a headquarters in Israel and has been banned in Iran since the 1979 Islamic revolution. Dozens of Baha’i members have been sentenced to prison in Iran in the past year on various charges. Seven Baha’i members in custody since early 2008 have yet to face trial. A state TV report on February 15 quoted prosecutor Qorban Ali Dorri Najafabadi as saying evidence suggests the community as a whole has shared information with Israel and other enemies.


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