Naghmeh and Taraneh Ghanooni were released


Committee of Human Rights Reporters - Two detained Baha’is Naghmeh and Taraneh Ghanooni were released on February 25, 2010. They were arrested on February 10, 2010.

During their court hearing, the judge asked the two young women to name their faith. Naghmeh and Taraneh stated that they were in fact Baha’i.

According to article 23 of the constitution, "The investigation of individuals’ beliefs is forbidden..."

In recent months, approximately 30 Baha’is in Iran have been arrested on baseless charges. Many of the arrested Baha’is are currently detained by security forces.

The previous day, the Human Rights Watch organization condemned the extensive arrests and harrasment of Baha’is in Iran.
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