54 Baha'is arrested in Iran

 
 
Three of the Baha'í youth arrested in Shiraz, 19 May 2006.
NEW YORK, 24 May 2006 (BWNS) -- Iranian officials have arrested 54 Baha'is in the city of Shiraz, the Baha'i International Community has learned. They are mostly youth and were all engaged in humanitarian service when they were arrested. It is one of the largest number of Baha'is taken at once since the 1980s. The specific charges are not clear, though in the past, Baha'is have been arrested summarily on false charges.
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Reports are coming in that the Baha'i youth are being released.