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“Crime” of being a Baha’i is paid in jail

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Editor’s Note:  Publico (www.publico.pt) is considered the most influential daily newspaper in Portugal.  Last week, its Foreign Desk senior reporter, Margarida Santos Lopes, interviewed Mr. Iraj Kamalabadi, the brother of imprisoned Fariba Kamalabadi, regarding the&hellip

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From New Zealand

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Editor’s Note:  Iran Press Watch was happy to receive a copy of the following blog entry by Keith Locke, a Member of Parliament in New Zealand.  This posting was made on September 6, 2009 and&hellip

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Profiles of the Yaran

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In anticipation of the upcoming trial of the seven former leaders of the Baha’i community of Iran, known as the Yaran, meaning friends, Iran Press Watch is pleased to publish the following short biographical profiles&hellip

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Glossary

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Names and titles often seen on Iran Press Watch: Afif Naemi – One of the seven former Yaran.  An industrialist who was unable to pursue his dream of becoming a doctor, because as a Baha’i&hellip

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A Disturbing Month

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Iran’s New Year commenced on March 21, and it is off to a disturbing start for the Baha’is of that land.  During this month, considerable hardships, harassment and violations of human and civil rights were&hellip

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Current Baha’i Prisoners in Iran

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Periodically, Iran Press Watch publishes a list of Baha’i prisoners in Iran who remain incarcerated because of their religious belief.  At the present time, there are 49 Baha’i prisoners throughout Iran.  The Date of incarceration&hellip

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