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Rehumanizing the Dehumanized

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Editor’s Note: Today, Kayhan London, a most influential Persian-language newspaper outside Iran, published the following article. You can read the original Persian on Kayhan’s website. By Koroush Agah-Kesheh The detention for more than a year&hellip

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Iranian Tells of Abuse of Rights

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Persecuted for her religious beliefs, Anisa Memari left Iran to study in Australia. The 26-year-old Sydney University law and medicine student is now mounting a campaign to raise awareness of the human rights abuses in&hellip

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Two Historical Documents

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Editor’s Note:  In our continual effort to document the mistreatment of the Baha’is of Iran and the regime’s role in bringing about systematic discrimination against the Baha’is, two official documents by Iranian authorities relating to&hellip

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Religious Cleansing in Iran

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“Every aspect of a non-Muslim is unclean,” proclaimed Iran’s late Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khomeini. He explained that non-Muslims rank between “feces” and “the sweat of a camel that has consumed impure food.” Other prominent ayatollahs, including&hellip

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Justice, not Shame!

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Editor’s Note:  Dr. Naficy is a well-known Iranian poet, writer, and human rights and political activist.  In April of this year, he wrote a brilliant essay, which Iran Press Watch was pleased to share extracts&hellip

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A woman was executed!

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On Sunday, July 19, 2009, Human Rights Activists News Agency reported: A woman; who four years ago had unintentionally killed her father-in-law in the course of a family dispute, was executed last Tuesday morning in&hellip

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Baha'is Speak Out on Iran Elections on NPR

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NPR recently interviewed Farhad Sabetan, spokesman of the Baha’i International Community, on the involvement of Iranian Baha’is in their country’s politics, specifically in relation to last week’s election. Members of the Baha’i faith, Iran’s largest&hellip

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A bleak future for Baha'is

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International pressure may have set Roxana Saberi free, but the plight of seven Iranian Baha’is, imprisoned in Tehran a year ago has gone largely unnoticed. In an article in the International Politics section of the&hellip

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BBC Persian TV reports on Yaran

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BBC Persian TV included a report on the anniversary of the arrest of Iran’s Baha’i leaders.  The segment on the Baha’is starts 29:10 mins into the broadcast: http://www.bbc.co.uk/persian/tv/2008/12/000001_ptv_newshour.shtml

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Religious Freedom in Iran Worsened

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Editor’s Note:  The following report was posted on WashingtonTV on May 1, 2009, at http://televisionwashington.com/floater_article1.aspx?lang=en&t=floater_censoredculture&id=10138: Religious freedom conditions in Iran have “worsened” during the past year, Dr. Richard Land, a commissioner with the United States&hellip

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Suffocating the Baha'is

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By Sean Gannon As Baha’is around the world celebrated their new year last weekend, thoughts and prayers turned to Iran where the community has been shaken by the arrest and impending trial on trumped-up charges&hellip

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