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Faran Hesami given prison furlough

Bahai News (Persian facebook page), July 1, 2015.

Faran Hesami ( فاران حسامی ), one of the imprisoned teachers from the Bahai Open University (BIHE) who is serving a 4-year prison sentence in Evin Prison in Tehran, has been granted a 3-day furlough, starting this morning. 104 more words

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Rouha Emani free on bail after 6 weeks' detention (updated)

Bahai News (Persian), July 1, 2015. Updated July 2.

Mrs. Rouha Emani (روحا ایمانی), a Bahai who was arrested in Yazd during a raid on her home on May 12, has been released on bail. 50 more words

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Shahriar Cyrus, Bahai artist, arrested

Campaign against harassment of Bahais, June 30, 2015.

Shahriar Cyrus (شهریار سیروس), a Bahai painter and a respected art critic, was arrested today when eleven agents of the security forces raided his home in Tehran. 65 more words

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Bahai business closed in Sari

Bahai News (Persian), June 30, 2015.

A workshop belonging to Mr. Houman Bakhtavar ( هومن بخت آور ) was closed by the local authorities this morning, apparently because Mr. 109 more words

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"..a building that defies rational thought.."

Arch Daily, June 29, 2015.

The Arch Daily (Architecture Daily) has a good illustrated article on the Bahai Temple (Mashriqu’l-Adhkar) in Chile, which is nearing completion. 400 more words

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Faribourz Baghi's prison term extended

Campaign against harassment of Bahais, June 26, 2015.

Faribourz Baghi, a Bahai from Yazd who was arrested in July, 2012, and sentenced to two years in prison plus a one-year suspended sentence, began serving his sentence in Yazd on April 23 this year. 48 more words

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"Clean cut, clean start" : Nasir Sobhani's hand-on care goes viral

BuzzFeed, June 25, 2015.

Nasir Sobhani, aka “The Street Barber,” is a Bahai barber in Melbourne, and an ex-addict himself, who spends his days off on the streets with a mobile hairdressing kit, giving haircuts to street people and listening to their stories. 51 more words

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