reports that this is the third time Taeed has been targeted; she was previously arrested in February 2013 in the northern city of Noor and sentenced in 2015 to one year in prison, which she served in Babol. Iran Human Rights She was also detained by Sari Intelligence Office for 25 days in 1989 together with her mother, Farideh Taeed.
Rural Baha’i Cemetery Vandalized
Earlier this month, HRANA also released a video showing the part-destruction of a Baha'i cemetery in the village of Kata, in Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad province’s Dena County.
In a manner that would have been difficult without machinery, much of the cemetery’s exterior wall and bathroom had been knocked to the ground and stone shrines were smashed. The attack is thought to have occurred overnight on Wednesday, September 8.
The destruction of religious minorities’ burial sites and places of worship in Iran has been ongoing for years, usually at the hands of either the Islamic Republic’s so-called security agencies or extremist Shia Muslim citizens. Baha’is are also prevented from burying their dead in public cemeteries.