Yemen to deport 3 minority Bahais to Iran

hree members of the minority Bahai faith detained in Yemen face imminent deportation to Iran, a Yemeni security official said Wednesday. Meanwhile, a Bahai international group warned that the three - all of Iranian origin - could be prosecuted and even tortured in Iran, where their religion is against the law. The Yemeni official, speaking on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to make statements to the media, said the three men could be deported "as soon as possible." He refused to provide details. But the New York-based Bahai International Community said it has urged Yemeni authorities to refrain from deporting the men, arrested along with an Iraqi Bahai member in the Yemeni capital in June.