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U.N. approves resolution condemning human rights violations in Iran

Today, the U.N. General Assembly issued a strong condemnation of human rights violations in Iran, including violations against Baha’is. The resolution, which was approved in the Third Committee of the U.N. General assembly by a vote of 74-48, expressed “deep concern at serious ongoing and recurring human rights violations in the Islamic Republic of Iran” […]

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Voice of America: Religious Liberty Violated in Iran

On October 30, Voice of America published the following editorial about religious freedom in Iran: The continuing imprisonment of 7 leaders of Iran’s Baha’i community falsely accused of capital crimes, as well as the incarceration of 2 Iranian Christian women who also lack adequate medical care, are 2 of the many cases that contribute to […]

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Baha’is included in 2009 International Religious Freedom Report on Iran

On October 26, the U.S. Department of State released its 2009 International Religious Freedom Report on Iran, which includes several mentions of the persecution of Iran’s Baha’i minority. For example, Adherents of religious groups not recognized by the Constitution, such as the Baha’is, do not have freedom to practice their beliefs. The Government prohibits Baha’is […]

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Exiled Iranian Baha’i members pay tribute to executed friends

Stephen Magagnini of The Sacramento Bee recently published two articles about the persecution of the Baha’i religious minority in Iran, including seven Baha’i leaders currently awaiting trial. From today’s story: Dr. Abbas Milani, director of the Iran Democracy Project at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, said Iran’s Islamic regime “has been obsessive about persecuting […]

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US Congress Focuses on Religious Freedom

Voice of America posted the following story about a conference on Capitol Hill on protecting religious freedom around the world. U.S. Senator Rick Santorum, a Republican from Pennsylvania, hosted the conference . The U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, John Bolton, in his remarks cited the Iranian government’s repression of its Bahai religious minority. You […]

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