A 16-year-old member of the Bahai faith was stoned to death in Iran earlier this month and then hanged to suggest suicide, the State Department charged. Peter Martinez, a department spokesman, said Washington received a report, whose source he did not identify, saying that Bijan Talebi was stoned to death at Vardavard, a village near Tehran. He said the boy was killed "by a group of fanatics who have previously harassed Bahais." He did not identify the group. Martinez also charged that Bijan's mother, brother and a cousin were arrested by authorities for protesting the boy's murder.