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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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Open Letter of Masumeh Dehqan

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Abdolfattah Soltani is a well-known advocate with the human rights center in Tehran.  He was arrested in the aftermath of Iran’s disputed June 12 presidential election; according to the International Campaign for Human Rights, he&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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Baha’is Arrested in Kashan

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On Saturday, August 22, 2009, Khabar Navard shared the following news, which appears below in translation: In a continuation of the widespread arrests of Baha’is throughout Iran, on Wednesday, August 19, 2009, at 12:30 pm,&hellip

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Assessing Human Rights in Iran

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Iran Human Rights Documentation Center has just announced an upcoming panel at Leitner Center for International Law and Justice to discuss the situation of human and civil rights in Iran.  This panel discussion will take&hellip

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Baha’i Arrested in Sanandaj

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Committee of Human Rights Reporters reported on Tuesday, August 25, 2009, the following arrest – the article appears below in translation: On August 9, 2009, armed with a search order, agents of the information office&hellip

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Book Notice

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Kalmiat Press site has posted the following note: The Genesis of the Babi-Baha’i Faiths in Shiraz and Fars  By Mirza Habibu’llah Afnan. Translated and Annotated by Ahang Rabbani. Published by Brill Numen Book Series This&hellip

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Baha’i Imprisoned in Hamadan

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On Saturday, August 22, 2009, Khabar Navard shared the following news, which appears below in translation: In continuation of widespread arrests of Baha’is throughout Iran, Mrs. Mehrangiz Husayni was arrested in Hamadan.  According to a&hellip

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3 Videos Nominated

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Our good friends at the Muslim Network for Baha’i Rights have posted the following announcement: A few months ago at Mideast Youth, we wrote about the Bitfilm Festival, whom we are a partner with, to give&hellip

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Narrative of an Arrest

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Recently, Iran Press Watch reported the arrest of Mr. Anvar Moslemi ( IPW ).  The following report and narrative is provided by Human Rights Activists News Agency, which provides more insight into the ongoing persecutions and harassments perpetrated&hellip

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Mother and Son Arrested

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According to Television Washington online site, on Tuesday, August 4, 2009, agents of the Ministry of Intelligence in the town of Sari, in northern Iran, arrested Mrs. Vesal Yusufi, a 38-year old resident of the&hellip

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