Keyvan Rahimian: Prisoner of the day

Bahai Online University Professor

P.C.E.D.: Keyvan Rahimian, a Bahai citizen and a Professor at the Bahai Online University, presented himself on September 30, 2012, to the Shahid Moghaddasi Court at Evin Prison in Tehran, to begin serving five years in prison.

His initial court was held on June 11 without his lawyer in Branch 28 of the Revolutionary Court and this Bahai citizen was sentenced to five years' imprisonment and cash fines of 97 million Rials.

Earlier, Kamran Rahimian, brother of Keyvan Rahimian and his wife Faran Hesami were each sentenced to four years in prison by Branch 15 of the Revolutionary Court on similar charges of "membership in Bahai community" (Article 499) and "assembly and and collusion with the intent to disturb national security" (Article 610).

It should be noted that after the lower court ruling, the appeals court upheld the verdict and Kamran Rahimian was transferred from Evin prison to Rajaee Shahr prison. When Faran Hesami returned to the court at Evin Prison for administrative followup of her husband, she found out that the court has already approved her sentence. Therefore she was arrested and transferred to the Women's Ward of Evin prison on the same day.

As a follower of Bahai faith, Keyvan and Kamran Rahimian's father was executed in 1984.


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by Peacock_Feather on

That's where.


Another Baha'i compatriot imprisoned...

by Roozbeh_Gilani on

by the fascist Islamist regime, for no other "crime" than teaching...

Where else in this universe a person would be put behind the bars for 5 years for teaching?


"Personal business must yield to collective interest."


درود بر همه زندانیان سیاسی



یار در بندم دلم همراه توست

مُلک ایران زنده از فریاد توست


راهی روشن برای مبارزان راستین



Father Murdered, Sons Imprisoned, So Disgusting.

by amirparvizforsecularmonarchy on

I am so sickened by the hypocrissy of the USA/UK/France who are your garden variety thieves and murderers.  There's a place in hell for those who worked on the IRI's Creation and help them stay in Power, not to mention the IRI followers and leaders.  All the supportive programs on Channel 4 in favor of the IRI is sickening.


Education Under Fire!

by caspiantiger on

Baha'is have been deprived of higher education since the Islamist regime came to power in 1980. It has been the policy of the IRI to keep the Baha'is out of the universities for the past 32 years.

Despite these difficulties, with the help of some Baha'i physicians and academicians, Baha'is started their own university called the Baha'i Institute for Higher Education (BIHE). Starting last year, the IRI has officially closed down the BIHE and confiscated all their books, computers and files. The regime has also been targeting the Baha'i instructors of the BIHE, imprisoning the large majority of them. Their real crime has been educating the Baha'i youth who are deprived of higher education in their own country simply because of their belief in the Baha'i Faith. 

In order to silence their critics, the Islamist regime has been accusing these innocent instructors and professors of spying for Israel and disturbing the national security.

I would invite the Iranian community to familiarize themselves with yet another one of the many atrocities committed by the IRI against this religious minority:



Watch second 32 ahead!!

by amigo19 on

You see? Mr, Larijani is right. Baha'is have teachers at Universities, but it is a banned university and the teachers have to go to prison.because of teaching scinece to Baha'is students who are banned from attending public universities.

May every prisoner of conscious have the strength until the day that freedom and justice are brought to every single Iranian in the cradle of Civilization,  The Land of KOOROSH ,2500 years ago. 



درود بر تمام زندانیان سیاسی


ننگ بر آنانیکه از این زندانیان شجاع برای هدف شخصی خود سؤ استفاده میکنند

Iranians of all walks of life taking a stand for their freedom and just rights.  They are to be commanded and supported by all freedom loving folks.


  Iranians need to stand united in their support for these brave souls, support their goals and aspiration for a  free independent and prospers Iran. 

 Foreign nations which thru their apartheid policy practice the same insanity and unjust detentions cannot be a good example for the future of Iran and need not to apply. 


'Hambastegi' is the main key to victory 



Regime change for Keyvan's sake

by Fred on

Regime change by Iranians for Iranians with logistical help from the sane world is the only way out of this 34 year long nightmare.

Messianic Islamist Rapists, “reformers” and all, have proven beyond a shadow of a doubt to be reform-proof and unrepentant gross violators of human rights.

Backbreaking airtight sanctions plus air/naval quarantine is a must.