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April 14, 2017 - five years too many...
Aziz Samandari, a 42 year-old Baha’i IT specialist, was arrested on 7 July 2012 in his home in Tehran. Aziz has been first incarcerated in the sadly notorious Evin prison and is now detained in Rajai Shahr prison. The Islamic Revolutionary Court Branch 28 had condemned him to a five-year prison sentence in October 2011 after a 10 minute kangaroo trial, where the only question asked to the accused was whether he belonged to the Baha’i community.
The entire legal process was a mockery of justice violating all aspects of the basic right to a fair trial guaranteed by international treaties ratified by Iran.
On April 14, 2017, our family member and friend Aziz Samandari was released from prison in Iran after being unjustly detained 5 years because of his religious beliefs.