According to the Associated Press (via The Jerusalem Post), six Iranian followers of the Baha’i faith have been detained in Yemen. Although Baha’is are known to not engage in politics, a Yemeni security official alleged the arrested Baha’is were members of a rebel group.

Unfortunately, not much information is currently available regarding the detainees, but we will be sure to keep you updated as soon as we learn more. What we do know for sure is: the Iranian government is unlikely to petition for their release.

Update: The Associated Press has a more extensive report, a copy of which can be found here:

Mansour Hayel, vice president of the Omar al-Gawi Political Forum that advocates for human rights and civil liberties in Yemen, blamed the arrests on the growing influence of extremist Muslim groups in Yemen.

Read the full report here.