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Update on the Baha’is of Iran

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The Persian page of Baha’i World News Service (BWNS) has provided several updates on Wednesday, July 23, 2009, which appear below in translation by Iran Press Watch. Shiraz: Temporary leave of two Baha’i youth prisoners&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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Iranian Identity and the Future of Iran

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ACI stands for Association des Chercheurs Iraniens, or in Persian, Anjuman-i Pazhuhishgaran-I Iran [Association of Iranian Researchers].  This organization has recently conducted an interesting poll on the Internet. ACI invited Iranians to fill in a&hellip

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A Disturbing Month

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Iran’s New Year commenced on March 21, and it is off to a disturbing start for the Baha’is of that land.  During this month, considerable hardships, harassment and violations of human and civil rights were&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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The Verdict of the Imam Jum‘ih of Semnan

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Editor’s Note: In light of increased attacks on the Baha’i community in Iran and further systematization of these hostilities, the following story from http://www.rasanews.com/Negaresh_site/FullStory/?Id=48731 is one of many examples of exhortations by Iranian Shi’ite clergy&hellip

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Baha'is, the Sole Targets of Conspiracism?

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By Aram Anahid Editor’s Note: Iran Press Watch is pleased to share this translation of a brilliant article published at http://www.iranian.com/main/2009/feb-21, under the title, “When Hate Triumphs over Justice, All are Victims”. In early February&hellip

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What is There to Celebrate?

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By Shahrzad Arshadi Editor’s Note: Iran Press Watch is pleased to publish the following learned essay by one of its readers, Shahrzad Arshadi.  This eloquent and informative essay was first disseminated on 11 February 2009&hellip

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Bahai's Living in Iran with No Human Rights

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By Wahied Wahdat-Hagh, Die Welt, 12-Dec-2008 Editor’s note: A german translation of this article can be found at http://europeandemocracy.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=13278&catid=4&Itemid=22 Universal human rights are being trampled underfoot in the Islamic “Republic” of Iran. In particular, the&hellip

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'Ashura Ceremonies and the Baha’is

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By Akhtar Arjmandi Translated by Omid Ghaemmaghami [Translator’s Note: Akhtar Arjmandi maintains a blog dedicated to the defense of Iran’s Baha’i Community where she refutes attacks made against Baha’is in the Iranian press and in&hellip

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A Book Review: The Baha’is of Iran

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Editor’s note: The following is a book review by Oliver Scharbrodt, with the citation:  Oliver Scharbrodt (2008); Dominic Parviz Brookshaw and Seena B. Fazel; The Baha’is of Iran: Socio-Historical Studies, London and New York: Routledge,&hellip

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