(BWNS 31 May 2011) BRUSSELS, Belgium — Victims of religious intolerance are not just people deprived of the right to practice their faith – they suffer abuses in every aspect of their daily lives. This observation&hellip
Press release of the Austrian Foreign Ministry, dated June 1st , 2011 Spindelegger: „Rights of the Bahá’í community in Iran must be protected” Vice Chancellor and Foreign Minister Michael Spindelegger expresses his concern about repression&hellip
Source: edition.cnn.com (By Mitra Mobasherat and Joe Sterling, 2 June 2011, CNN) — The three Iranian security officers rang the doorbell, politely informed the man of his arrest, thoroughly searched the house, confiscated high-tech gear and books,&hellip
The recent raid by the Government of Iran on the Baha’i Institute for Higher Education (BIHE) is not the only raid that BIHE has suffered. Below is a glimpse of a previous raid on the&hellip
They dedicated their lives to a noble purpose Innocent victims, imprisoned for their beliefs Their suffering knew no bounds, Only comforted by prayerful sounds Their children suffer the same fate, Subjected to an endless hate&hellip
[Newsmax.com, Tuesday, 24 May 2011 02:46 PM, By Ken Timmerman] Syria and Iran responded almost immediately to President Barack Obama’s latest attempt to reach out to the “Muslim world” by launching a security crackdown on ethnic&hellip
[University World News, 25 May 2011, Yojana Sharma] Teachers and staff at the Baha’i Institute of Higher Education (BIHE) have vowed to continue to give students deprived of the right to an education in Iran opportunities&hellip
The systematic denial of education to Baha’i students in Iran has been condemned by many Governments, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO’s), groups and individuals. A recent event at the University of Berkeley, in the United States,&hellip
[BWNS 25 May 2011] NEW YORK — The raids carried out on some 30 homes of Baha’is, who were offering education to young community members barred by the government from university, is the latest action in Iran’s&hellip
[by Sohrab Ahmari, 25 May 2011] Last winter, just as the first flowers of the Arab Spring were blooming, I was busy co-editing a compilation of essays by Mideast dissidents. It was an inspiring experience. Written&hellip
Berkeley, California, April 22, 2011 Main speakers: Ms. Firuzeh Mahmoudi & Dr. Farhad Sabetan On a Friday evening almost a month ago, students, faculty, and community members from throughout Northern California gathered together in solidarity. The gathered&hellip
The recent attack on the Baha’i Institue for Higher Education (see BIHE website, raid) by the Islamic Republic of Iran has been accompanied by mis-information on the nature and activities of BIHE by the same Government and&hellip
[22 May 2011] HRANA News Agency – This morning, with search and arrest warrants, Iran’s Intelligence Agency raided the houses of at least fifteen Baha’i citizens, detained some of them, and seized their personal properties.
[RAHANA 22 May 2011] At around 6 am, the authorities went to the homes of Amanollah Mostaghim, Mehran Behmardi, Amin Talei, Naghmeh Mostaghim and Shahnaz Samei. According to the Human Rights House of Iran, detained&hellip
[RAHANA 22 May 2011] Baha’i citizen Amanollah Mostaghim has been arrested this morning in connection to the online Baha’i university BIHE. [see BIHE raid] Shiraz Intelligence agents raided the homes of several Baha’i families located&hellip
The security forces have raided the houses of the staff of several online Baha’i universities in different cities and have detained them after searching their houses.