Call for The Support of Democratic Movement of the People of Iran – Berlin to Collectively Sign in Support of the Rights of Baha’i Citizens in Iran

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Source: kayhan.london

Monday, February 3, 2020

Translation by Iran Press Watch


According to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights:

“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood (Article One).”

“Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, color, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status (Article Two).”

“All are equal before the law (Article Seventh).”

“Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance (Article 18) …”

Religious minorities, who, as citizens of Iran must have full and equal citizenship rights with others, have always been and continue to be subject to legal and practical discrimination in the Islamic Republic of Iran, especially the Baha’is of Iran. Baha’is in the Islamic Republic of Iran have never enjoyed full citizenship rights.  The right to study in schools and universities, to be employed in government institutions or private companies, or to hold passports are among the civil rights the Baha’i Community are systematically denied.

Most recently Baha’is are unable to apply successfully for a national ID, as Baha’is are deliberately excluded from religious categories needed to obtain ID.

The following institutions and signatories condemn the discriminatory policies of the Islamic Republic of Iran towards Baha’i citizens, and call for the issuance of a national card for them, as well as the elimination of all legal discrimination against all religious minorities of Iran.

The Committee for Support of the Democratic Movement of The People of Iran – Berlin:

Ahmad Pourmandi

Ahmad Ghadian

Ahmad Mashouf

Ahmad Maghsoudlu

Ardavan Ershad

Ismail Khataie

Ismail Safarzadeh

Esfandiar Tabari

Omid Nabavi

Amir Hossein Behboodi

Amir Sasan Sharafi

Amir Mombini

Anousheh Mashouf

Iraj Khoshgoo

Arash A’zam

Arash A’lam

Ismail Zargarian

Asieh Amini

Avideh Motmaenfar

Ayandeh Azad

Baviani Malek

Bahram Emami

Behrouz Bayat

Behrouz Khaligh

Behzad Karimi

Bahman Karimi

Bahman Mobasheri

Bijan Eftekhari

Bijan Pirzadeh

Swallow Forouhar

Professor Gorgi a

Professor Houshang Khosh Sarvar

Parviz Hasanpour

Parviz Dastmalchi

Parviz Mokhtari

Parviz Hemmati Gorgi

Parvin Ardalan

Parvin Shahbazi

Parvin Malek

Parvin Hemmati

Toraj Abazarkhani

Tahmasb Vaziri

Jafar Hosseinzadeh

Jalal Kiabi

Jamshid Asadi

Jamshid Hosseinpour

Jamshid Khoonjoush

Jamshid Kablian

Jamshid Nemati

Hojjat Sultani

Hassan Jafari

Hassan Arabzadeh

Hossein Alavi

Hassan Naderi

Hassan Naeb-Hashem

Hossein Afsahi

Hossein Pourjanki

Hossein Daryani

Hamid Ahmadzadeh

Hamid Ahmadi

Hamid Zanganeh

Hamid Shirazi

Hamid Nozari

Dariush Parsa

Davood Navaian

Dorna Safaian

Darya ​​Khadir

Dr. Seif Ehdaie

Raheleh Tarani

Rahim Ghayyumi

Rakhshandeh Hosseinpour Roodsari

Rasoul Teihoyian

Reza Banaie

Reza Jafarian

Reza Jooshani

Reza Alavi

Reza Alijani

Reza Fani Yazdi

Reza Ghorashi

Reza Karimi

Reza Mir

Rezvan Moghaddam

Jila Siasi

Sasan Soleimani

Setareh Soheili

Saied Sadr

Sona Gharami

Sohrab Pahlavan

Sohrab Mokhtari

Soheil Keshavarz

Siamak Kalhor

Siamak Shirzad

Sima Sahebi

Cirus Madadi

Sadegh Kamali

Sadegh Kar

Aziz Monajami

Esmat Bahrami

Ali Afshari

Ali Akbar Mehdi

Ali Akbar Safaian

Ali Pournaghavi

Ali Haji Edris

Ali Reza Nadimi Farokh

Ali Kamrani

Ali Arab

Ali Nadimi

Ali Yekta

Farhad Farjad

Farhad Mahdavian

Farzaneh Azimi

Fariba Rad

Farid Ashkan

Farideh Kioumehr

Kazem Kurdavani

Kaveh Kermanshahi

Karim Dinarvand

Kamal Aras

Koroush Parsa

Koroush Amjadi

Keivan Maleki

Gorgi Marzban

Golrokh Babaie

Golrokh Jahangiri

Goodarz Eftekhari

Mandana Zendanian

Majid Abdulrahimpour

Mohsen Sazegara

Mohammad Borghei

Mohammad Pourdavaie

Mohammad Jafari

Mohammad Sadegh Ali Asghari

Mahmood Tajali Mehr

Mahmoud Alizadeh Lesani

Morteza Aramian

Morteza Nikki

Maryam Tangestani

Maryam Sotovat

Mazdak Limakshi

Mazdak Abdipour

Massoud Faraz

Massoud Shabafrooz

Massoud Fathi

Maghsoud Falahi

Malihe Mohammadi

Manaf Ammari

Mansour Farhang

Mansoureh Shojaie

Manouchehr Maghsoudnia

Manijeh Saba

Monireh Baradaran

Monireh Erfanifar

Mehdi Ebrahimzadeh

Mehdi Amini

Mehdi Fatapour

Mehdi Parviz

Mehdi Khanbaba Tehrani

Mehdi Arabshahi

Mehran Barati

Mehran Mirfakhraie

Mehrdad Baharara

Mehrdad Darvishpour

Mahshid Pegahi

Mahshid Yeksari

Mahnaz Parakand

Milad Purisa

Milad Purisa

Nahid A’zami

Nasrin Karimi

Nastaran Bazazi

Naghi Hamidian

Nayereh Touhidi

Niloufar Baizaie

Nima Mashouf

Vahid Vahdat Hagh

Vahhab Ansari

Hormouz Houshmand

Hazhir Attari

Houtan Rezaie

Elaheh Seif

Elaheh Shokrani

Yousef Mohammadi

Yadollah Baladi

Aalan Toufigh

 

Supporting institutions:

Montreal Mothers for Peace

Montreal Women’s Association

HJA Montreal

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