The arrest of the three men, Hooshmand Talebi, Mehran Zini, and Farhad Ferdowsiyan, was first reported yesterday by the Iran-based rights organization Human Rights Activities in Iran.As to the additional three, the report indicates that a representative of the Baha'is of the United States told IranVNC:
The same organization also reported that three other Baha’is in Iran’s northern Mazandaran Province had been arrested in recent days.
"We have learned that two Baha’is (not three) from Ghaemshahr, Mazandaran province, were taken into custody on May 19, 2008 to commence serving their prison sentences, following the rejection of their appeals last year."The whereabouts of the seven leaders of the Baha'i community of Iran, detained earlier, remains to be a mystery. They have not been formally charged with any crimes. However, in regards to the six [or five] additional detainees, the report indicates:
...yesterday, in response to a question about the six detained individuals, Judiciary Spokesperson Ali-Reza Jamshidi said they had been charged with participating in “illegal gatherings.”To read the entire report on IranVNC website, please click here....
"The six people have been given a two-year suspended prison sentence for the crime of acting against national security by participating in illegal gatherings," Fars News Agency quoted him as saying in a news conference.