Court date for Baha'i leaders now announced as 10 April

February 22, 2010

GENEVA, Switzerland — The third court session for seven Baha'i leaders imprisoned in Iran is scheduled for 10 April, a day earlier than originally announced.

Diane Ala'i, representative of the Baha'i International Community to the United Nations in Geneva, said attorneys in Iran have now received written notice of the court date, confirming it as 10 April, a Saturday. The earlier notification was oral.

The seven defendants have been imprisoned since 2008 and only last month were presented with formal charges – including espionage and "corruption on earth" – which they categorically deny.