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Remembering Seyed Jamal Hosseini

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Iran Press Watch was deeply saddened by the sudden and suspicious death of one of the founders of Human Rights Activists News Agency and its editor, Seyed Jamal Hosseini. Jamal was a...

Iran: Dozens Unlawfully Held in City’s Prisons

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Source: http://goo.gl/0wgcQH Others Imprisoned on Suspect Charges, Trials AUGUST 18, 2014 (Beirut) – Several dozen prisoners in a northern city are serving prison terms for exercising their basic rights, Human Rights...

A Bahai Arrested in Karaj

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Source: http://goo.gl/A1T02J HRANA News Agency – On August 17, Ruhiyyeh Qavami-nik, a Bahai from Karaj, was summoned by telephone to report to the offices of the Ministry of Intelligence. According to...

Iran’s Cradle-to-Grave Persecution

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Source: http://goo.gl/bi2dxV Originally published: August 8, 2014 1:23 PM Updated: August 14, 2014 5:14 PM By HUSSEIN AHDIEH I lost a dear aunt many years ago. Today, her burial site is at...

Six Arrests in Tehran

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Source: Sen’s Daily at http://wp.me/pNMoJ-23Q Babak Mobasher and his father-in-law Alaeddin Khanjani were arrested around 6 a.m. today when agents from the Ministry of Intelligence raided their home [which is apparently...

Shiraz Cemetery Destruction Resumes

Plans to build a sports and cultural complex over a Baha’i cemetery have resumed with concrete being poured into the site where the graves of Baha’is were excavated in order to lay the building foundation. Demolition of the cemetery, which began in late April, had temporarily stopped after the international media reported on the desecration and other governments expressed concern. 1

Source: Bahai World News Service, http://news.bahai.org/story/1013 GENEVA — Iran’s Revolutionary Guard has resumed its demolition of a historic Baha’i cemetery in Shiraz, Iran, after pausing for several months in the face of...

Four Baha’is Aressted in Shiraz

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Source: http://goo.gl/N2v8Tc Translation by Sen’s Daily, http://wp.me/pNMoJ-23m This morning (August 5), agents from the Shiraz city police arrested three Bahai men and one woman: Adib Haqqpazhouh, Said Abadi, Wahid Dana and Mrs....