New Zealand parliament focuses on Baha'i persecution

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http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/2/22/Bowen_House_Beehive_Parliament.JPG/800px-Bowen_House_Beehive_Parliament.JPGOn the evening of Wednesday 9th December, 28 minutes of Parliamentary time in New Zealand was focused on the persecution of the Baha’is in Iran. Four members of Parliament from three different parties (National, Labour and Green) delivered speeches in which they endorsed the recommendations made to Government by the Foreign Affairs Defence and Trade Select Committee in support of the Baha’is in Iran. The Select Committee’s report stated that “New Zealand considers the persecution of the Bahá’í[s] the principal human rights issue in Iran.”

Editor’s Note:
The documented submitted by the Baha’i Community of New Zealand to the Parliament can be downloaded here, and a briefing here.

View the MP’s speeches on Youtube:
John Hayes, National MP | Chris Carter, Labour MP | Keith Locke, Green MP | Dr Rajen Prasad, Labour MP

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