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“All human beings are born free and equal

in dignity and rights.”

- Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Rozita Vaseghi


Rozita Vaseghi is a member of the Baha’i community in Iran.  Arrested in March of 2010, she is now serving two five-year sentences in Vakilabad prison in Mashhad and has been banned from leaving the country for 10 years.  Rozita has endured months of solitary confinement and was issued new charges while in prison.  She is in need of immediate medical attention but the prosecutor for Mashhad, the judge overseeing the prison and the Mashhad branch of the Ministry of Intelligence have opposed this treatment.  Rozita has also been denied the right to furlough, despite having now served almost three years of her sentences

Rozita Vaseghi has been RELEASED.

Advocate: Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL, Ret.)