Over the past month sources from Iran have reported about the arrest of four Baha’is, residents of the northern city Nour, and raids on three homes in the town.

The first raid took place on the evening of November 3rd, during a gathering at the home of the Razi family to celebrate a Baha’i holiday, Feast of Qudrat. During that raid, Mahmud Razi and Jamal Chupani were arrested. All those present in the gathering were required to provide information about themselves and their immediate family to the authorities.

On November 6th, the homes of the Shahnazi and Ta`id families were raided and Baha’i materials were confiscated. On November 20th, Shadya Ta`id whose house was raided two weeks prior was arrested along with her mother. The women were taken to a prison in Sari.