Great bravery shown by these 10 women in the face of torture and imprisonment and finally executed at the hands of the barbaric Iranian regime that claims to allow religious freedom in the country, so long as one is not Baha'i.
It seems like little has changed since that day 30 years ago for the Baha'i people of Iran. Can any of those on here who claim Iran allows religious freedom please tell us how that sides alongside this.
30 years ago in Shiraz ten Baha'i women sacrificed their lives for their Faith - Befriended Stranger : Befriended Stranger
Bahá'í Faith Ireland » Remembering CourageFew incidents are more shocking — or revealing of the religious basis of the persecution against Bahá’ís and the courage with which they faced it — than the group hanging of ten Bahá’í women in Shiraz on 18 June 1983.
Their crime: teaching religious classes to Bahá’í youth — the equivalent of being “Sunday school” teachers in the West.
Ranging in age from 17 to 57, the ten Bahá’í women were led to the gallows in succession. Authorities apparently hoped that as each saw the others slowly strangle to death, they would renounce their own faith.
But according to eyewitness reports, the women went to their fate singing and chanting, as though they were enjoying a pleasant outing.
Today is the 30th anniversary of the execution of Mona Mahudnizhad and nine other Baha’i women in Shiraz. These ten women, ranging in age from 17 to 54, were arrested, imprisoned, tortured and, finally, hanged. Here is a little about each of them