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The village of Afchih, near Tehran.

Government orders Bahá’u’lláh’s arrest

The Báb was executed in 1850 and nearly all the leading exponents of His religion were killed by fanatical clergy and government troops. Bahá’u’lláh was spared the fate of His companions but was falsely charged, in 1852, with complicity in an attempt on the life of the Shah. He was at the village of Afchih, near Tehran, when a warrant was issued for His arrest and detention.

Photo 10 of 12: The village of Afchih, near Tehran.
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The village of Afchih, near Tehran.
The village of Afchih, near Tehran. (Mirza Hadji Aqa, 1914)