Six Bahais, Christian Arrested In Iran: Judiciary

January 27, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: AFP

ran has arrested six adherents of the banned Bahai faith and a Christian for alleged propaganda against the Islamic republic and insulting Islam, the judiciary spokesman said on Tuesday.

"These people were not arrested for their faith. The six Bahais are accused of insulting religious sanctities and the Christian citizen of propaganda against the system," Ali Reza Jamshidi told reporters.

He said the detainees' cases were under investigation, but did not reveal their identities or say when they had been arrested.

Jinous Sobhani, the former secretary of Nobel laureate Shirin Ebadi's rights group, is also accused of "propaganda against the system and acting against national security," Jamshidi said.