About a year ago, 54 Baha’i youth were arrested in Shiraz, Iran, on charges of serving the poor in dispossessed areas surrounding the city by carrying out social-economic assistance.

It was announced that three of them, Raha Sabet, Sasan Taghva and Haleh Rouhi, were sentenced to prison for four years. The remaining youth were sentenced to one-year imprisonment.

While according to laws in Iran these sentences are unenforceable, on Monday, November 19, one of the governmental departments summoned the three named Baha’i youth on the pretext that their personal belonging was to be returned. However, upon arriving, instead they discovered that they were being arrested for dispatch to Adel-Abad Prison for the execution of their sentence of four years.