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Representatives Grimm, Schakowsky, Moran, and Jenkins invite colleagues to join in cosponsoring H.Res.109

On July 17, 2013, U.S. Representatives Michael Grimm (R-NY-11), Jan Schakowsky (D-IL-9), James Moran (D-VA-8), and Lynn Jenkins, (R-KS-2) sent a letter to their colleagues in the House of Representatives inviting them to join in cosponsoring House Resolution 109. The letter explains that, “Since the Iranian Revolution in 1979, numerous governmental sources and international organizations […]

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Congressmen Moran and Engel Submit Statements to Congressional Record

On May 22 and 23, 2013, Congressmen James Moran of Virginia and Eliot Engel of New York entered statements into the Congressional Record marking the May 14 fifth anniversary of the imprisonment of the seven Baha’i leaders in Iran. Both statements list the members of the seven-person group, known as the Yaran-i-Iran, or Friends of Iran, by name and […]


May 14 Congressional Call-In Day

May 14 marks the five-year anniversary of the imprisonment of the seven members of the Yaran, the former ad hoc leadership group of the Baha’is of Iran, who have been sentenced to twenty years in prison for their involvement with the Baha’i community. Today, people around the country are calling the Washington D.C. offices of their Senators and […]

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Relatives of imprisoned Baha’is highlight worsening situation in Iran

Yesterday, U.S. Senators Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) introduced a bipartisan resolution that calls attention to the situation of the Baha’is in Iran. Senate Resolution 75 (click to find a list of co-sponsors and other information) condemns the Iranian regime’s continued persecution of this religious minority and “calls on the President and Secretary of […]