Nazanin Binaidi:

Member of Iran’s Bahai Community Sentenced to 11 Years in Prison. There are currently 60 Bahais who have been imprisoned by the Iranian authorities solely because of their faith.

On December 16, a Revolutionary Court in Iran sentenced Yekta Fahandezh-Saadi, a member of the Bahai community in Shiraz, capital of the southern province of Fars, to 11 years in prison. The court found Ms. Fahandezh-Saadi guilty of “colluding against the Islamic Republic” and “undermining the country’s national security.” The court also ordered her assets and belongings to be seized and turned over to the government.