Iran’s intelligence ministry has arrested 9 members of the Baha’i religion on prices of smuggling medication and monetary wrongdoing
TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s intelligence ministry arrested 9 members of the Baha’i religion on prices of smuggling medication and monetary wrongdoing, state media reported on Monday.
State IRAN newspaper mentioned the arrested folks, largely members of 1 household, had roles in smuggling medication although a community of dozens of pharmacies. It mentioned they bribed medics to ship purchasers to the pharmacies and had been concerned in cash laundering and tax evasion.
Iran bans the Baha’i faith, which was based within the 1860s by a Persian nobleman thought of a prophet by his followers, and now and again has arrested and prosecuted members of the religion on spying and safety prices.
Muslims think about the Prophet Muhammad the very best and final prophet.
In 2013, Iran’s Supreme Chief Ali Khamenei, who has last say on all state issues, urged Iranians to keep away from all dealings with the Baha’i. Khamenei’s fatwa, or non secular order, supported comparable fatwas up to now by different clerics.
In 2022, authorities arrested a number of members of the religion on spying.
The Baha’i say they’ve been persecuted by Shiite clerics in Iran since their faith’s founding — one thing that’s grown extra intense for the reason that 1979 Islamic Revolution.