Prison Sentences Reportedly Reduced for Iranian Baha'i Leaders

In a surprising development, reports out of Iran indicate that the harsh sentences handed down to seven Baha’i leaders last month have been reduced. Though the reason for this move is not yet known, lawyers representing the seven were informed two days ago that the twenty-year sentences would be halved to ten years. While the convictions themselves are wrongful, thus making a sentence of any length unjust, this is a welcome improvement in the situation. For more details see the links below:

CNN – Sentences for Iran’s Baha’i leaders reportedly reduced

Baha’i World News Service: Prison sentences for Iran’s Baha’i leaders reportedly reduced to 10 years

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