We have now compiled a summary of all the events in Iran which targeted the Bahá’í community during the month of April 2012. In an unusually positive development, Muslim parents openly defended their Bahá’í neighbours at a public meeting in Najafabad after two Bahá’í children were expelled from a school for their religious beliefs. However, this appears to have been an isolated incident and April saw an overall continuation of many of the trends noted during March, including the arbitrary arrest and imprisonment of Bahá’ís and the closure of Bahá’í-owned businesses. Read the full April summary for more details. All information has been gathered from open sources which are linked in the report.

Negar Mulkazadeh was summoned to the Ministry of Intelligence office in Mashhad before being arrested for unknown reasons. Her location and condition are also currently unknown.