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Opinion: Iran should stand trial for persecution of Baha’i

The seven Baha'i prisoners – photographed several months before their arrest – are (front) Behrouz Tavakkoli and Saeid Rezaie; and (standing) Fariba Kamalabadi, Vahid Tizfahm, Jamaloddin Khanjani, Afif Naeimi, and Mahvash Sabet. (news.bahai.org)

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Source: montrealgazette.com/news/world/opinion-iran-should-stand-trial-for-persecution-of-bahai More from Irwin Cotler and Renée Maria Tremblay, Special to Montreal Gazette Published on: October 30, 2014Last Updated: October 30, 2014 3:44 PM EDT In Geneva on Friday, Oct. 31, the United...

Beyond Human Rights: Building a World on Empathy

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Source: www.cbc.ca/ideas/episodes/2014/09/18/beyond-human-rights/  4 September 2014 By Payam Akhavan Vancouver Human Rights Lecture I am honoured to deliver this year’s Vancouver Human Rights Lecture. I am most grateful for the invitation...

Farhad Eghbali Transferred to Raja’i Shahr Prison

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Source: hra-news.org/fa/religious-minorities/b-171 Translation by Iran Press Watch Farhad Eghbali, a Bahai prisoner of conscience from Gorgan, has been exiled to Raja’i Shahr prison of Karaj, where he is currently in the...

Movie Review: ‘To Light a Candle’ – A Bahai Story of Hope

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Source: blogcritics.org/movie-review-to-light-a-candle-a-bahai-story-of-hope/ by William Lambers  The plight of the Bahai minority in Iran has been featured in my previous interviews with Nava Ghalili  and Niknaz Aftahi. Now there is a new documentary film which tells...

Bahai Youth Sentenced in Shiraz

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Source: hra-news.org/fa/religious-minorities/b-140 Translation by Sen’s daily at http://wp.me/pNMoJ-28c   Farhud Yazdani, an 18-year-old Bahai living in Shiraz, has been sentenced to one year in prison, for participating in social networks used to...