Iran: Baha’ii women behind bars

A number of Baha’ii women are imprisoned just for being Baha’iis.

In the latest example, Jila Shahriari was arrested on August 12, 2016, and has been held since in Evin Prison without any decisions on her case. She was held three weeks under interrogation in Evin’s Ward 209.

In addition, Mahvash Shahriari, Fariba Kamalabadi, Elham Farahani, and Nassim Bagheri are also detained in Evin Prison.

Mahvash Shahriari and Fariba Kamalabadi were arrested in April 2008. Elham Farahani was arrested in 2012 and sentenced to four years in prison after two months of being interrogated. Nassim Bagheri was arrested last in October 2013 and sentenced to three years in jail.