Monday, 14 March 2016 11:29

Peyman Koushk-Baghi arrested in Tehran

Written by 
Peyman Koushk-Baghi Peyman Koushk-Baghi

Bahai News .Peyman Koushk-Baghi who has also been sentenced to five years in prison for cooperation with BIHE, has been arrested in Tehran.

He was visiting his wife Azita Rafizadeh who is serving a four-year sentence in Tehran’s Evin Prison for her own work in educating Bahai youth.

He was arrested in front of the East gate to Evin prison, and his present whereabouts are unknown. Azita Rafizadeh began her sentence on October 19, 2015. The couple have a six-year-old son.

Azita Rafizadeh was tried by Judge Moghisseh of Branch 28 of the Tehran Revolutionary Court in June 2014, and her husband Peyman Koushk-Baghi was separately tried by him in May 2015.

Moghisseh sentenced them respectively to four and five years in prison for “membership in the illegal and misguided Baha’i group with the aim of acting against national security through illegal activities at the BIHE educational institute.” The Appeals Court upheld their prison sentences.

In an earlier interview, Azita Rafizadeh said, “I was one of the BIHE professors when the homes of professors of this online university were stormed in June of 2010.

The news was widely reported. They came to our house with a warrant to arrest me and my husband. They searched the house and interrogated us. They asked us to promise not to work for the BIHE.

If we had agreed, the case would have been closed, as was the case for a few others. But my husband and I did not agree. So they only let us go temporarily on 50-million-tuman [approximately $16,700] bail.”


Translation by Sen's daily


Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Baha'i News Agency is an organization established covering the news of the rights violation of Bahai's in the framework of international treaties and standards.

BahaiNews is an independent non-Baha’i initiative, and is not affiliated with any Baha’i institutions.

Baha'i News bulletin focuses on the area of human rights in any society based on the principles of customary law reflected in the news we believe that in order to deal whit human rights violations in Iran we need the effort and  More ...


Quas mattis tenetur illo suscipit, eleifend praesentium impedit!
We use cookies to improve our website. By continuing to use this website, you are giving consent to cookies being used. More details…