wrongly imprisoned baha’i dies in iranian jail

hey. I don’t mean to look like I’m some sort of distribution agent for the Baha’i World News Service (I’m not), it’s just that there’s been so much news coming out lately. here’s the most recently-posted article:

Wrongly imprisoned Baha’i dies in Iranian jail

NEW YORK, 19 December 2005 (BWNS) — A Baha’i who was wrongly jailed in Iran for 10 years died in his prison cell of unknown causes on Thursday, 15 December 2005, the Baha’i International Community has learned.

Mr. Dhabihu’llah Mahrami, 59, was held in a government prison in Yazd under harsh physical conditions at the time of his death.

His death comes amidst ominous signs that a new wave of persecutions of Baha’is has begun. This year so far, at least 59 Baha’is have been arrested, detained or imprisoned, a figure up sharply from the last several years.

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