Section 209 is a social media campaign with the aim to advocate the release of Bahá’ís imprisoned in Iran.
Section 209 is in Evin prison, Tehran, Iran, where Baha’is are tortured in a big for them to recant their religion, a basic right which this largest minority group in Iran are deprived of.
In august (2010) a group of 7 Bahá’ís known as the “7 Friends” were each sentenced to 20 years in Evin prison for the crime of being Bahá’í.
A few weeks ago, from international support of political leaders, human rights activists, and personal supporters, their sentence was reduced to 10 years in september (2010).
They were held for around 2 years in section 209, evin prison (tehran, iran), and after their prison sentence reduction, they were moved to Gohardasht prison in Karaj – a burden to their families who now have to travel outside Tehran to see them.
Their names are: Fariba Kamalabadi, Jamaloddin Khanjani, Afif Naeimi, Saeid Rezaie, Mahvash Sabet, Behrouz Tavakkoli, and Vahid Tizfahm.
The films interview mr sabeti who was imprisoned 3 times in iran for being a Bahá’í. he was tortured, beaten, interrogated, and threatened with execution. He survived, escaped, and is lucky to be alive today to share his story. spread the word…