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The Tightness of the Cage (تنگی قفس) Year: 2021 Medium: Oil on Linen Dimension: 20" X 24”

group of Baha'i women who along with their infants were imprisoned in one of the Baha'i homes in October 1981. They put one adolescent boy in solitary confinement in the upstairs bathroom too. All the rooms were locked and the women were unaware of the others, they didn't know who was kept downstairs, who was kept upstairs. The entire home was surrounded by agents who were armed with guns to protect the house from both the roof and the ground. Some of these women had small children who were not brought with them after their own homes had been ransacked, they only allowed them to bring their infants who were nursing and the other children were left behind. house eventually was confiscated by the authorities.
group of Baha'i women who along with their infants were imprisoned in one of the Baha'i homes in October 1981. They put one adolescent boy in solitary confinement in the upstairs bathroom too. All the rooms were locked and the women were unaware of the others, they didn't know who was kept downstairs, who was kept upstairs. The entire home was surrounded by agents who were armed with guns to protect the house from both the roof and the ground. Some of these women had small children who were not brought with them after their own homes had been ransacked, they only allowed them to bring their infants who were nursing and the other children were left behind. house eventually was confiscated by the authorities.