[BWNS, 14 May 2012] GENEVA — Iran’s former Baha’i leaders begin their fifth year in prison today amid an intensification of the persecution of their co-religionists. The seven prisoners each face the bleak prospect of&hellip
[hranews.info, 20 March 2012] The Human Rights Activists’ News Agency (HRANA) reports that, as Now Ruz approaches, 67 Bahai prisoners remain in detention in Iran. Of these, 43 are sentenced prisoners, serving a total of 260&hellip
[HRANA, 6 Feb. 2012] In a report by the Human Rights Activists in Iran titled “Human Rights violations in Iran Yearly Statistical — special Year 2011,” the report identifies the persecution of the Baha’is in&hellip
[RAHANA 24 Oct. 2011] After presenting his first report for the UN regarding human rights issues in Iran, the Special Rapporteur Ahmed Shaheed requested that he be allowed to visit the country.
[BWNS 23 Oct. 2011] UNITED NATIONS — Iran’s persecution of Baha’is is among the most “extreme manifestations of religious intolerance and persecution” in the world today, according to a UN expert. The remarks of Heiner Bielefeldt&hellip
[BWNS, 21 Oct. 2011] NEW YORK — In a wide-ranging media campaign that has gone largely unnoticed outside of Iran, hatred and discrimination are being systematically stirred up against the country’s 300,000-member Baha’i minority. In a&hellip
A Special Section at the Baha’i World News site brings all the relevant content regarding Iran’s systematic campaign to deny higher education to the Baha’is in Iran –its largest religious minority. I invite you to&hellip
The 13tAnnual Report on International Religious Freedomfrom the U.S. Department of State names Iran “Country of Particular Concern” for religious repression. The report is extensive and covers some 204 countries. See here for the section&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
[HRA 17 Aug. 2011] HRANA News Agency – While in various international gatherings and interviews conducted with foreign media, Iranian government officials continue to claim that no one is imprisoned in Iran because of their beliefs,&hellip
Arrests on the rise According to the latest reports, 103 Baha’is are currently behind bars because of their religious beliefs. This number has risen dramatically from the beginning of the year. Another nearly 100 Baha’is have received&hellip
On April 28, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) released its 2011 Annual Report.The report describes – beginning on page 78 – the “severe” persecution of the Baha’i community in Iran from April 2010 to March 2011. Iran&hellip
Toronto, Ontario, 28 April 2011 (CBNS) — When 81-year-old Ashraf Khanjani-the wife of jailed Baha’i leader Jamaloddin Khanjani, 77, was on her deathbed, her last wish was to see her husband, said Nika Khanjani, her&hellip
(RAHANA, 15 March 2011) According to confirmed reports, during the month of February 2010, more than 332 political and civil activists, students, and protesting citizens were arrested.
(HARANA 22-Jan-2011) Prevention of the burial of a Baha’i citizen in Mashhad, expulsion of Baha’i student Naeim Baghi from university and summons of Bashir Ehsani to appear in the Revolutionary Court, are among the violations&hellip
(RAHANA 8-Jan-2011) Setting fire on Baha’i owned properties in Rafsanjan, expulsion of a Baha’i citizen from University, and the growing pressure on Omid Ghanbari’s family are among the violation of Baha’i rights in the past&hellip