Iran Press Watch reports a story from the Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA) about the seizure of agricultural land belonging to Baha’is in Ivel, Mazandaran Province. This land has, at the instigation of some local community members, been donated to the office of the Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. The Baha’is of Ivel already suffered the destruction of their homes in summer 2010 and this most recent development comes after a series of incidents interfering with their farming activities. The destruction of the homes and livelihood of the Baha’is through vandalism and government appropriation render them extremely vulnerable to poverty and further attacks.
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