Iranian security forces on Sunday, September 23, arrested seven followers of the Baha’i faith in Isfahan, central Iran.
There is still no news of the charges brought against the detainees whose whereabouts after arrest remains unknown.
The detainees are include, Afshin Bolbolan, Anoush Rayneh, Milad Davaran, Farhang Sahba, Bahareh Zeini, Sepideh Rouhani and Fozhan Rashidi.
According to an informed source, the state security forced ransacked Afshin Bolbolian’s home and confiscated his personal items such as his books, laptop and mobile phone.
In September, reports from Iran indicated that six members of the Baha’i community were arrested by the Intelligence Ministry agents in the city of Shiraz, south central Iran.
Baha’is in Iran face state harassment and discrimination and their faith is not officially recognized.
In past years, many Baha’is have been banned from higher education and their businesses have been shut down.
Many have been persecuted for their religious beliefs.