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Bahais caught teaching literacy in Isfahan province

RAHANA, August 9

Faraz Rouhi, Zhinous Jushanyan and Nasim Rouhi are reported to have been arrested today by security agents following an early morning raid on their house in the village of Quleh-ye Musa Khan. The village is 50 kilometres from Isfahan. The three are known purveyors of literacy and are said to have been teaching literacy and computer skills to women and even children in the village for the past 16 months, using books approved by the Ministry of Culture. They had also smuggled more than 200 factual and scientific books for children and youth into the village. There is no doctor or health care in the village, and the three have also been implicated in transporting villagers to the city for medical treatment. It is said that the villagers had no idea that the three were Bahais. They have been detained in Isfahan prison for these crimes. No spokesman for the Taliban was available to comment.

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