imprisoned Baha'is are kept under unhumane conditions
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Urgent Appeal by the Baha’is of Shiraz

Editor’s Note:  Iran Press Watch has received the following urgent request from the Baha’is of Shiraz.  It is requested that this note be posted in as many other sites as possible. 

By the Baha’is of Shiraz

Imprisoned Baha’is in Shiraz are being kept under inhumane conditions.  They are held in small cells, in solitary confinement.  These cells are about 2.2 meters x 2.2 meters wide, with an open washroom at the corner, and without any sort of windows, openings or ventilation system.  Their bedding consists merely of two blankets on the cement prison floor.  At present, there are seven Baha’i detained in the city of Shiraz.  

Among them, the situation of Haleh Houshamandi-Salehi (arrested March 18, 2009), is the gravest (see //  She has a heart ailment and her physician has stated that any stress or trauma will have an extremely serious impact on her health.  Under the intense psychological and physical pressures of solitary confinement and ongoing interrogations, she developed numbness on the left side of her body to the point that she could not get herself up from the floor.  After 22 days in solitary confinement, authorities transferred Halah Ruhi (detaine... >>>

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