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Capitol Hill event spotlights imprisonment of Baha’i leaders and educators in Iran

A February 15 reception in the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center drew a crowd of over 100 congressional staff members, State Department staff members, representatives of non-governmental organizations, and local community members. The event, which focused on the persecution of the Bahá’ís in Iran, featured U.S. Congressman Robert Dold, U.S. Congressman Michael Grimm, U.S. Congressman Howard Berman, Victoria Alvarado, Director at the Office of International Religious Freedom at the U.S. Department of State, and Felice Gaer, Commissioner of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom.


Facebook boosts U.S. Bahais’ Congressional call-in campaign for religious freedom in Iran

In response to a message from the national governing council of the Baha’is of the U.S. urging individuals to call their U.S. senators and representatives on behalf of the seven Baha’i leaders currently imprisoned in Iran, one young woman turned to Facebook to help support the effort. Before a week had passed, more than 10,000 […]

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Congress condemns Iran’s persecution of Baha’is

Iran VNC posted an article titled “Congress condemns Iran’s persecution of Baha’is” in response to the Congressional resolution.