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Second Attack on Darzikola Cemetery

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Translated by Ahang Rabbani During the early hours of Friday, November 21, once again the Baha’i cemetery at Darzikola came under vicious attack by hired hooligans. Only the vigilant attention of the people of Darzikola&hellip

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Welcome to the New Site

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We’re thrilled to announce the launch of Iran Press Watch at: http://www.iranpresswatch.org Iran Press Watch has been online for nearly two months and during this period, the site has received tens of thousands of visitors&hellip

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Two More Baha’is Arrested

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[On Friday, 21 November 2008, Iranian Political Prisoners Association posted the following story: http://iranppa.blogspot.com/2008/11/two-related-to-bahai-faith-arrested.html.] According to Shole Allah Verdi Gorji, her parents, Sonya Tabibian and Tarazallah, both Baha’is, are being held in Sari’s Intelligence Ministry.&hellip

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Minorities in Iran

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[The following essay by Jahanshah Rashidian appeared on Monday, 10 November 2008, at http://www.agoravox.com/article.php3?id_article=8872 and is shared below for your information. Ahang Rabbani.] The Islamic Republic of Iran places the Shiite sect of Islam at&hellip

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IHRDC's First Newsletter

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Iran Human Rights Documentation Center, a US-based organization that collects information and the status of human and civil rights in Iran, particularly religious minorities, has commenced publishing a newsletter, the first of which is found&hellip

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Establishment of "Minorities Committee" Aimed at Combating Other Religions

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[A few days ago, Iran Press Watch published a translation of an article on this subject, which can be found here: http://iranpresswatch.wordpress.com/2008/10/28/qom%e2%80%99s-new-committee-on-religious-minorities/. On Friday, 31 October 2008, Rooz Online published the following follow up: http://www.roozonline.com/english/archives/2008/10/establishment_of_minorities_co.html.&hellip

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Arrest of Baha'is in Yasuj

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Private sources in Iran report that on Sunday, October 26, three Baha’is were arrested in Yasuj, the capital of Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad province in central Iran. They were charged with forming classes for the education&hellip

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Baha'i Leaders Imprisoned in Qa'emshahr

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[On Wednesday, 29 October 2008, the organization Human Rights Activists of Iran posted the following report at: http://hrairan.com/Archive_87/1151.html. The same report was also echoed online by Iran Press News: http://www.iranpressnews.com/source/048384.htm . A translation follows. Ahang&hellip

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Qom’s New Committee on Religious Minorities

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[On Sunday, 26 October 2008, Rooz online service published the following article by Shahram Rafizadeh, at: http://www.roozonline.com/archives/2008/10/post_9741.php.  The article was entitled “Formation of a Committee on Monitories for the Purpose of Combating Other Religions”.  A&hellip

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