Baha'i, Baha'is in Iran

BWBS: Baha’i educational programme targeted in raids

GENEVA — A coordinated series of raids have been carried out on the homes of several Iranian Baha’is, active in a community initiative to provide a higher education programme for young members who are barred from university. Initial reports indicate that raids took place yesterday on houses in Tehran, Karaj, Isfahan, and Shiraz. As many… Read More BWBS: Baha’i educational programme targeted in raids

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From BWNS: ‘Trial of seven imprisoned Baha’i leaders postponed’

Posted on August 17th 2009 The trial of seven Baha’i leaders imprisoned in Iran has been postponed until 18 October, the Baha’i International Community learned today. According to Diane Ala’i, the Baha’i International Community representative to the United Nations in Geneva, following a request for postponement of the trial from Mr. Hadi Esmaielzadeh and Ms.… Read More From BWNS: ‘Trial of seven imprisoned Baha’i leaders postponed’

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From CNN: “Lawyer: Iran has no evidence against Baha’i prisoners”

Story Highlights: Seven Baha’i prisoners accused of espionage to go on trial Tuesday in Iran Baha’is are accused of spying for Israel, spreading propaganda against Iran One of defendants’ attorneys is in jail; another is outside the country Case of the seven Baha’is has drawn global attention Story: Iran should release seven Baha’i prisoners accused… Read More From CNN: “Lawyer: Iran has no evidence against Baha’i prisoners”

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From TNR: ‘An Evening in Support of the Bahais of Iran’

From The New Republic: Abbas Milani’s speech at the Herbst Theater in San Francisco. Posted on Saturday, August 15, 2009 This Tuesday, seven leaders of Iran’s Bahai movement will go on trial on capital charges of espionage and threatening national security. They have been in prison for more than a year. The group’s two lawyers… Read More From TNR: ‘An Evening in Support of the Bahais of Iran’

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Baha’is in Iran – interesting article by Moojan Momen

International Politics: A bleak future for Baha’is Written by Moojan Momen, Published May 13th 2009 International pressure may have set Roxana Saberi free, but the plight of seven Iranian Baha’is, imprisoned in Tehran a year ago, has gone largely unnoticed. Earlier this week, US-Iranian journalist Roxana Saberi was freed from prison in Iran after having… Read More Baha’is in Iran – interesting article by Moojan Momen

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Persecution of Baha’is in Iran – great resource to stay abreast

If you are one of the many who are monitoring the question of the Baha’is in Iran closely, the Baha’i Community of the United States has a page on its website dedicated to the situation in Iran which is regularly updates with the latest news and links to various articles posted on the net. Check… Read More Persecution of Baha’is in Iran – great resource to stay abreast

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CNN: Baha’is say jailed leaders in Iran face harsh new accusations

By Joe Sterling (CNN) — Seven Baha’i leaders jailed in Iran face a possible new accusation that could lead to the death penalty, the religious group said Thursday, and a major human rights group has called for their release. The seven — six arrested on May 14, 2008, and another arrested in March 2008 —… Read More CNN: Baha’is say jailed leaders in Iran face harsh new accusations

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From BWNS: Iranian Baha’i leaders may face new accusation on anniversary of imprisonment

NEW YORK, 12 May (BWNS) – The seven Baha’i leaders currently imprisoned in Iran are facing the anniversary of their arrest this Thursday, along with new and extremely grave accusations, after spending a year in jail without formal charges or access to their lawyer, Shirin Ebadi. “Despite their obvious innocence and the call by many… Read More From BWNS: Iranian Baha’i leaders may face new accusation on anniversary of imprisonment

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From The Lancet: Iranian doctors’ conviction could damage public health

You might be wondering why I would put such an article up. Well, it’s simple really. Remember the persecution of the Bahá’ís in Iran? Well, I thought I’d go a little beyond my little sphere – i.e. the Bahá’í community – and see if I find anything else about other groups or people who are… Read More From The Lancet: Iranian doctors’ conviction could damage public health

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The Baha’i International Community sends a letter to the Prosecutor General of the Islamic Republic of Iran

The situations of the Baha’is in Iran is unfortunately not getting any better, however many people have been joining in to protest their plight. And so, the Baha’i International Community sent on, two days ago, a letter to the Prosecutor General of the Islamic Republic of Iran. As the Baha’i World News Service explains: “The… Read More The Baha’i International Community sends a letter to the Prosecutor General of the Islamic Republic of Iran