Next Court Date for Baha'i Leaders Will Be 11 April

February 19, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Baha'i World News Service

A third court date has been announced for seven Baha'i leaders imprisoned in Iran, the Baha'i International Community has learned.

The trial proceedings – begun on 12 January after the seven had been incarcerated in Tehran's Evin prison for 20 months – will continue on Sunday, 11 April, according to information conveyed orally to their attorneys.

Government-sponsored news media reported that at the first hearing, the seven were charged with espionage, propaganda activities against the Islamic order, the establishment of an illegal administration, cooperation with Israel, sending secret documents outside the country, acting against the security of the country, and corruption on earth.