Saturday, June 02, 2012

On What Happens When Baha'is Are Imprisoned in Iran: They immediately found ways to serve their fellow prisoners

The PBS website has commentary on the plight of Baha'is in Iran. -gw
When three Baha'is were placed in a cell with me shortly after their release from some four months in solitary confinement, they immediately found ways to serve their fellow prisoners. One of my Baha'i cellmates, Afif Naeimi, a businessman and a father of two, would go out of his way to wash other prisoners' dishes. He would also clean the bathroom for our cell, even when it was not his turn. Another Baha'i cellmate, Behrouz Tavakkoli, a social worker who lost his government job in the 1980s because of his religion, offered counseling services to his cellmates.

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