Essays

Necessity of Change

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These days, wherever you go, you hear about change. There was even a sign at the little café selling soup, which read, “Store is now operating under new management”. Everyone you see wants to bring&hellip

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They keep complaining…

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By Samandar, a Baha’i in Iran Once upon a time I was in prison. One day the investigator summoned me and kept asking me all sorts of questions. I responded, “If I answer your questions,&hellip

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Iran: A Faith on Trial

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By Bernd Kaussler The Baha’is in Iran, the country’s largest religious minority, have faced intense persecution and discrimination ever since the Islamic Revolution of 1979.  The arrest of seven Baha’i leaders in 2008 and their&hellip

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Why Suppress the Baha’is?

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By Dr. Hossein Bagher-Zadeh Editor’s Note: Dr. Bagher-Zadeh is a learned Iranian intellectual, a human rights activists and a regular contributor to the online journal Iranian.com, where this essay first appeared. He is a spokesperson&hellip

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Baha’is Need Justice! (Part 2)

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By Dr. Majid Naficy Editor’s Note: The following is part 2 of Dr. Naficy’s cogent article, translated by Iran Press Watch. Author’s Biography: Before Dr. Naficy’s article is presented, we offer the following brief biography&hellip

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Baha’is Need Justice! (Part 1)

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By Majid Naficy Editor’s Note: Naficy is a well-known Iranian poet and writer.   Recently he was asked to sign the famous letter “We are Ashamed”, but he refused.  However, he has written the following brilliant&hellip

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I really do not understand!

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by Hassan Yousefi Eshakavari Editor’s Note:  Hassan Yousefi Eshakavari is a trained cleric, but because of his progressive and non-orthodox views was divested of his robe of office (khal-i libas).  He was also jailed by&hellip

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