Iran accuses Bahais of having ties with Israel

By
February 15, 2009 21:25

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

Iran's chief prosecutor is accusing members of the minority Bahai faith of sharing information on Iran with enemy nations such as Israel. The religion, founded in the 1860s by a Persian nobleman, has a headquarters in Israel and has been banned in Iran since the 1979 Islamic revolution. Dozens of Bahais have been sentenced to prison in Iran in the past year on various charges. Seven Bahais in custody since early 2008 are yet to face trial. The Bahai International Community released a statement Saturday saying the seven are falsely accused of espionage. A state TV report Sunday quoted prosecutor Qorban Ali Dorri Najafabadi as saying evidence suggests the community as a whole has shared information with Israel and other enemies.

Related Content

Bushehr nuclear Iranian
August 5, 2014
Iran and the bomb: The future of negotiations

By YONAH JEREMY BOB