Source: www.huffingtonpost.com By Desmons Tutu, José Ramos-Horta The forward progress of humankind in the last centuries has been fueled, more than any other factor, by increasing access to information, more rapid exchange of ideas, and in most&hellip
[BWNS 28 Sep. 2011] GENEVA — Like many young people the world over, Shohreh Rowhani grew up with high hopes of a good university education. But now she has run up against a system which&hellip
[It is surprising that AhramOnline news agency is still using condescending terms such as “Haifa-based sect” to refer to the Baha’i Faith when all news agencies, all NGO’s, Governments and Individuals use the proper reference,&hellip
[BWNS 26 Sep 2011] NEW YORK — As a number of Baha’i educators appear in court in Iran, two Nobel Peace Prize winners have sharply criticized the Iranian government, comparing its actions to “the Dark Ages&hellip
[Amnesty International, 12 Sep.2011] The Iranian authorities must immediately release one of Iran’s most prominent human rights lawyers, Abdolfattah Soltani, who was arrested on Saturday, Amnesty International said today. Soltani, a co-founder of the Centre&hellip
[bahai.us, 16, Sep 2011] The lawyer preparing to defend Baha’is facing trial in Iran’s Revolutionary Court has been detained again. Mr. Abdolfattah Soltani was a senior member of the legal team representing the prisoners who&hellip
Anthony Vance, Director of External Affairs, Baha’is of the United States “If your tea is too sweet, you can stir it the other way.” This kind of quip was typical of Mahmoud Badavam and of Persian&hellip
[RAHANA 18 Sep. 2011] Ava Tavakoli, a student of Hormozgan University, has been expelled due to her Baha’i faith after 4 semesters.
[RAHANA 14 Sep. 2011] Four instructors of the Baha’i Distant Education University have been arrested after being summoned.
[EDU RIGHT, 18 Sep 2011] 18 September 2011 ( 27 Shahrivar 1390 ) Association for Freedom of Education – Natoli Derakhshan, a poet and a Baha’i, in an open letter to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the Supreme&hellip
Eight members of the Bahai’i religious minority are awaiting trial in Iran, after organizing the Baha’i Institute for Education, a place where dismissed professors teach Baha’i youth as volunteers. The Iranian government recognizes the Baha’i community&hellip
[VOA 14 Sep 2011] The U.S. State Department on Tuesday issued its annual report on religious freedom. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that violations of religious freedom embolden extremists, and said that Iran is&hellip
[BWNS, 16 Sep 2011] GENEVA — As a number of Baha’is in Iran await trial for providing higher education to youth barred from university, the Baha’i International Community has been distressed to learn of the arrest&hellip
EUROPEAN UNION Brussels, 6 September 2011 A 347/11 The spokesperson of Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the Commission, issued the following statement yesterday:&hellip
The Board of Deputies and the Union of Jewish Students (UJS) are united in their condemnation of the arrest and detention of eleven senior Bahá’í educationalists in Iran. All eleven worked for the Bahá’í Institute for&hellip
[RAHANA 19 Aug. 2011] Seven Baha’i citizens who were arrested in connection to the Baha’i distant education university have been held in prison limbo for 3 months.