Monday, December 01, 2008

Iran Press Watch

I try to imagine what it would be like if men came into my home, confiscated things I considered sacred, told me my spouse would have to present herself for questioning later that day and then hear nothing about her for hours and hours for no reason other than our being Baha'is. Iran Press Watch, which can now be found at, has the latest on the persecution of the Baha'is in Iran:

Translated by Ahang Rabbani

The wife of Anvar Moslemi, who is a member of the Baha’i community of the province of Mazandaran, has written a letter to the Court that has jurisdiction over her husband’s case, outlining the injustices inflicted upon Mr. Moslemi and the violation of the legal rights of their family.

At the beginning of her letter, she states:

Respectfully I submit that I am Farzaneh Shahbahrami, the wife of Mr. Anvar Moslemi. I have been confronted with a serious problem which not only has caused complications for me, but has brought to question the principles of justice and jurisprudence in our society. (Read the whole thing here)