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University Matriculation

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Editor’s Note:  The following report was filed by the Committee of Human Rights Reporters and appears on their English page.  It is reproduced below with minor adjustments for grammar, etc.  Recent unrest in Iran and&hellip

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Short Updates

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The following news items were reported on the Persian page of Baha’i World News Service on August 26, 2009.   Hamadan (BWNS1): Mrs. Mehrangiz Husayni, a resident of Hamadan, who was arrested last year on October&hellip

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Montazeri Condemns Iranian Regime

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Editor’s Note:  Yesterday, August 26, Grand Ayatollah Montazeri issued a proclamation in response to a letter dated August 23 by some 293 Iranian intellectuals, journalists, human rights activists and other concerned citizens.  Iran Press Watch&hellip

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A Positive Development

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Earlier today, Thursday, August 27, 2009, BBC Persian reported that Abdolfattah Soltani was freed from incarceration in Evin prison after enduring more than two months of imprisonment, of which 17 days was spent in solitary&hellip

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The Forgotten Child

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Editor’s Note:  For the last 30 years, the Baha’i community of Iran has been deprived of access to institutions of higher education and forced to develop an open university known as BIHE.  However, it now appears&hellip

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Baha’i Identity in Islamic Iran

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Editor’s Note:  Alexandra Leavy is a senior at University of Pennsylvania, majoring in Political Science & Modern Middle East Studies.  The following essay was initially published in JCSMENA: Penn’s Journal of Cultural Studies of the&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Two Historical Documents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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