Bahai Institute of Higher Education
Bahá'í Institute of Higher Education
In April, 1999 we learned of the sentencing of the four faculty members.
The Islamic Revolutionary Court in Isfahan cited the individuals'
involvement in a program of Bahá'í studies as evidence of
crimes against national security. At that time Dr. Sina Hakiman was
sentenced to ten years in prison, Messrs. Farzad Khajeh Sharifabadi and
Habibullah Ferdosian Najafabadi to seven years, and Mr. Ziaullah
MirZApaNaH To three years.
At the end of December we learned that three of the four
Bahá'í faculty members who were arrested in the fall of
1998 for teaching academic courses at the Bahá'í Institute
for Higher Education (BIHE) in Iran have been released.
At present Mr. Mirzapanah, who took ill earlier this year and was
permitted to return home, remains under house arrest.
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