A Message of Joy From Rosa: "My sister, Rozita Has Been Released Today Wednesday, 21 January 2015, After Spending 5 Years in Prison in Iran." Rozita’s seventy-year-old mother, who has witnessed the ongoing persecution of her family, bailed out her daughter by leveraging their home. Rozita was released from prison, and while awaiting her court hearing, endured several home invasions and episodes of property confiscation. Rozita was summoned, with several other members of the Baha’i community, in January 2010 to hear the court’s decision on their fates. Rozita received a 5 year prison term and banned from leaving Iran for 10 years. [Read More: IranPressWatch]
What could be more ordinary than a woman organizing a celebration for her sister's birthday? Except in this case, the hostess is Melbourne writer Rosa Vasseghi, and her hundred guests won't be able to wish the guest of honour a happy birthday.