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VOA – Baha’i Leaders Arrested in Iran

Voice of America posted an article titled “Baha’i Leaders Arrested in Iran” on May 28, 2008.

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Iran Arrests National Baha’i Leaders in Dawn Raids

Priya Abraham, director of communications for the Institute on Religion and Public Policy, wrote an article titled “Iran Arrests National Baha’i Leaders in Dawn Raids” for The Cutting Edge. The article was published on May 26, 2008.

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Five more Baha’is detained in Iran, report rights groups

Iran VNC has posted an article concerning the arrest of five additional Baha’is in Iran.

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Strength of faith battles tyranny

The St. Petersburg Times published an article titled “Strength of Faith Battles Tyranny” – local Iranian Baha’is were interviewd about the situation of the Baha’is in Iran.

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Concern mounts over the fate of Iranian Baha’i leaders

The Bahá’í International Community today expressed its deep concern for the fate of the six Baha’i leaders who were arrested on May 14, 2008. At present, the whereabouts of none of the seven are known.

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AP: Baha’is accuse Iran of discrimination

The Associated Press posted an article titled “Baha’is Accuse Iran of Discrimination”

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CNN: Iran ‘plans to destroy Baha’i community’

CNN has posted an article titled “Iran ‘plans to destroy Baha’i community’”

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Baha’is accuse Iran of religious bias, say community leaders unfairly detained

The International Herald & Tribune picked up an article titled “Baha’is accuse Iran of Religious Bias, Say Community Leaders Unfairly Detained” from the Associated Press.

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Baha’i International Community rejects Iranian allegations on recent arrests

The Bahá’í International Community has rejected the Iranian government’s allegations that six Bahá’ís were arrested last week “for security reasons and not for their faith.”

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Iran’s Abused

The Wall Street Journal Europe posted an article titled “Iran’s Abused” in reference to the Baha’is.

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Fear for the lives of six Baha’is arrested on “security-related” charges

Tehran (AsiaNews/Agencies) – Iran’s Baha’i community is concerned about the fate of six of its members arrested last week on “security-related charges”. Under Iranian law the death penalty can be imposed in such cases.

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AFP: Iran must stop Bahai persecution: EU

BRUSSELS (AFP) — The EU presidency on Wednesday called on Iran to end its persecution of members of the Bahai religious community, whose faith is banned in the Islamic republic.

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Reuters: EU concerned by arrests of Baha’is in Iran

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union called on Iran on Wednesday to release six members of the Baha’i faith imprisoned on security-related charges, urging Tehran to allow full freedom of religion.

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Declaration by the Presidency on behalf of the European Union on Baha’i arrests

The Presidency of the European Union released a statement about the Baha’i arrests in Iran:

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ADL: World Leaders Should Press Iran to Free Baha’i Religious Prisoners

The Anti-Defamation League issued the following statement condemning the arrests of the Baha’i leaders in Iran:

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Iran says six Baha’is jailed on security charges

TEHRAN, May 20 (Reuters) – Iran has imprisoned six members of the Baha’i faith on security-related charges, government spokesman Gholamhossein Elham said on Tuesday.

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Baha’is worried about Iranian community

The Jerusalem Post has published an article regarding the recent arrests.

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Iran confirms arrest of Baha’i leaders for “acting against national interests”

Washington, May 20 (Iran VNC)—Iran acknowledged today that six leaders of the country’s Baha’i religious community were arrested on May 14 on security-related charges.

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AFP: Iran confirms six Bahai faithful arrested

TEHRAN (AFP) — Iran confirmed on Tuesday it has arrested members of the Bahai religious community, whose faith is banned in the Islamic republic, for acting against the national interest.

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BBC News: Iran Arrests Bahai ‘leadership’

BBC News posted an article regarding the Baha’i arrests.

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