SECTION 209 EVIN PRISON, TEHRAN

“I spat out my broken teeth”

Section 209 is in Evin Prison, Tehran, Iran, where Baha’is are tortured in a bid for them to recant their religion, a basic right which this largest minority group in Iran are deprived of. in august (2010) a group of 7 Baha’is known as the “7 Friends” were each sentenced to 20 years in prison for the crime of being Baha’i. Section 209 is a social media campaign with the aim to advocate the release of Baha’is imprisoned in Iran. Our interviewer was imprisoned 3 times in Mashad. he was tortured, beaten, interrogated and threatened with execution. He survived, escaped, and is lucky to be alive today to share his story. Since the beginning of the Baha’i Faith in 1844, over 20,000 people in Iran have been killed and many more persecuted. Spread the word………..

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