Send e-letters highlighting the case of Rozita Vasseghi, jailed for her Baha'i faith
Rozita Vasseghi, is a Baha’i prisoner detained in a Mashhad prison who is, according to her sister, in poor health. Rozita was arrested in 2005 and imprisoned for nearly 27 days. Rozita’s seventy-year-old mother, who has witnessed the ongoing persecution of her family, bailed out her daughter by leveraging their home. Rozita was released from prison, and while awaiting her court hearing, endured several home invasions and episodes of property confiscation. Rozita was summoned, with several other members of the Baha’i community, in January 2010 to hear the court’s decision on their fates. Rozita received a 5 year prison term and banned from leaving Iran for 10 years. Despite an appeal, she was taken into custody again in March 2010. Detained in solitary confinement, her health is said to be deteriorating rapidly. The Baha'i community routinely faces systematic oppression and discrimination by the IRI, including denial of education and government jobs, home raids, arbitrary detention, cemetery desecration, and much more. We encourage all to send e-letters highlighting the case of Rozita.
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