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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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Update on the Darzikola Cemetery

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[On Sunday, 26 October 2008, the prestigious organization Human Rights Activists of Iran published a short repot on the recent desecration of the Baha’i cemetery of Darizkola:  http://hrairan.org/Archive_87/1140.html.  This is a crime about which Iran&hellip

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Arrest of Two More Baha'is

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The following is an unconfirmed report and requires further verification by the Baha’i institutions before it is accepted as factual.  For that purpose, readers are advised to consult Baha’i World News Service (http://news.bahai.org/), the official&hellip

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Why Islamists Persecute the Baha'is

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By Amil Imani [On Friday, 6 June 2008, Amil Imani, an Iranian intellectual who has written on discrimination against the Baha’is of Iran in the past, posted the following essay on his site:    http://www.amilimani.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=107&Itemid=2.  Since&hellip

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100 Years of Regress

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By Ahang Rabbani Anyone who has read much Iranian history of the last 500 years or so knows that in many instances Iranians developed extremely brutal methods for torture and punishment, which unfortunately has become&hellip

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