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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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