Today we honour a father, a social worker, personal care worker, and former Lieutenant: Behrouz Tavakkoli. Wrongfully imprisoned with six other Baha’i leaders in Iran’s notorious Evin Prison.
To support himself and his family after he was fired from his government position, Mr. Tavakkoli established a small millwork carpentry shop in the city of Gonbad. There he also established a series of classes in Baha’i studies for adults and young people.
He has been periodically detained by the authorities. Among the worst of these incidents was in 2005 when he was held incommunicado for 10 days by intelligence agents, along with fellow Friends’ member Fariba Kamalabadi. He was then held for four months and during that confinement developed serious kidney and orthotic problems.
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