Iran: Regime arrests members of Baha’i faith on spying charge

Source: ABC News

“Iran’s intelligence ministry arrested several members of the Baha’i faith on spying charges, state TV reported Monday. The ministry said in a statement that the suspects were linked to the Baha’i center in Israel, where the religious group’s international headquarters are located, and had collected and transferred information there. .. The detentions raised concerns about potential crackdowns on followers of the religion. Members of the faith in Iran complain about occasional mistreatment and prosecutions in Iran. Iran already bans the Baha’i, a religion founded in the 1860s by a Persian nobleman considered a prophet by his followers. Muslims consider Muhammad the highest prophet. Since the 19th century, many Iranians have converted to the Baha’i sect.” (08/01/22)