Free Negar Mulkzadeh And Other Baha'is Arrested For The "Crime" Of A Crafts Fair
- Ahmed Shaheed, UN, UNHCHR, State Department, EU, Navi Pillay, Ban Ki-Moon, European ParliamentRegion
- United States of America
On April 2, Negar Mulkzadeh ( نگار ملک زاده ), a Bahai resident of Mashhad, reported to the office of the Ministry of Intelligence in response to a summons, and was arrested. It is not known where she is being held.
She was one of the Bahais involved in organising a handicrafts exhibition to raise money for the disadvantaged, on February 17. Ten Bahais were arrested at the exhibition, held in a private home. To date, six have been released after one month’s detention, and four remain in prison. Their names are Houriyyeh Mohsani, Negin Ahmadiyan, Noghmeh Dhabiheyan and Shayan Tafazzoli (حوریه محسنی، نگین احمدیان، نغمه ذبیحیان و شایان تفضلی).
Whereas the continued persecution suffered by peaceful practitioners of the Baha'i faith at the hands of the Islamic Republic of Iran is a crass violation of both international human rights covenants and the Iranian constitution itself;
And whereas using a handicraft exhibition which was a) held in a private residence and b) set up for the purpose of raising funds for the disadvantaged AS A PRETEXT FOR SUCH PERSECUTION is so utterly base and reprehensible as to make the criminal nature of the regime's actions here self-evident;
THEREFORE we the undersigned demand that the international community at all levels act now to bring all possible pressure to bear upon the henchmen of the Islamic Republic to release Negar Mulkzadeh, Houriyyeh Mohsani, Negin Ahmadiyan, Noghmeh Dhabiheyan and Shayan Tafazzoli as well as all other prisoners of conscience in Iran.
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The Free Negar Mulkzadeh And Other Baha'is Arrested For The "Crime" Of A Crafts Fair petition to Ahmed Shaheed, UN, UNHCHR, State Department, EU, Navi Pillay, Ban Ki-Moon, European ParliamentRegion was written by John S. Burke and is in the category Human Rights at GoPetition.