Rouhieh Safajoo, Sarmad Shadabi and Tara Hooshmand, three Iranian Baha’is who were jailed after being denied the right to pursue higher education, have been released on bail.


The Human Rights Reporters News Agency (HRANA) reports that all three were arrested on March 8 and released on Sunday March 28.
The report adds that Safajoo, Shadabi and Hooshmand participated in the nationwide university entrance exam but were rejected for being identified as Baha’is.
They reportedly appealed to the Administrative Justice Court to overturn their rejection but were not successful.
The Islamic Republic does not recognize the Baha’i faith as an official religion, and Baha’is face widespread discrimination in education and employment in the country.