Public devotional gathering to support Iranian prisoners

The Gosford Baha’i community is hosting a public devotional gathering in support of seven Baha’i leaders who have been imprisoned in Iran for the past seven years.

The Gosford Baha’i community has been participating in a week-long global campaign calling for the release of the seven prisoners.

The theme of the campaign is Seven Days in Remembrance of Seven Years for Seven Baha’i Leaders.

The gathering will be held on Wednesday, May 20 at 54 Lushington St, East Gosford.

According to a Gosford Baha’i Community media release, the five men and two women were members of the ad hoc leadership group for the Baha’i community, Iran’s biggest non-Muslim religious minority.

They were arrested in coordinated raids in 2008 and sentenced to 20-year prison terms.

“As a community with Baha’is from many cultural backgrounds, we feel great sympathy for the oppressed Baha’is and other victims of human rights abuse in Iran,” the media release said.

“We call on those who feel similarly to make their views known.”

Media release,
15 May 2015
Local Baha’i spiritual