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Amnesty's Current Concerns in Iran

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Editor’s Note:  The following important statement was published by the prestigious Amnesty International on 5 February 2009.  Since it directly bears on the purpose of this site, it is shared for our readers’ information. Iran: Human…

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IHRDC Press Release Condemns Persecution

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PRESS RELEASE IHRDC CONDEMNS CONTINUED PERSECUTION OF IRANIAN BAHA’IS February 2, 2009 NEW HAVEN – The Iran Human Rights Documentation Center (IHRDC) condemns the Islamic Republic of Iran’s escalated campaign against the national­ community, which…

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Open Letter featured on CNN

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TEHRAN, Iran (CNN) — A group of Iranian intellectuals released a public apology this week for what they say is a long history of the country’s mistreatment of a religious group called the Baha’i. The…

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Iran's Secret Purges

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Two weeks have passed since I heard the alarming news: Aziz Samandari, my cousin in Tehran, was arrested in a pre-dawn raid by Iranian intelligence officials. To date, no formal charges have been framed, and…

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Release of Four Baha'is

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On Tuesday, February 3, 2009, the Baha’i International Community announced that four Baha’is who had been incarcerated since 18 January, 2009, were released on providing surety. These individuals were: Mrs. Farzaneh Ahmadzadeh (Fanaian), Ms. Amelia…

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India's Open Letter Regarding the Yaran

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Editor’s Note:  Although this letter was published in June 2008, Iran Press Watch thought it was another significant indication of international outcry against injustice perpetrated against the Baha’i community of Iran.  This open letter was…

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We are Ashamed!

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Editor’s Note: The following is an open letter from a group of academics, writers, artists, journalists and Iranian activists throughout the world to the Baha’i community. This letter has been signed by a large number…

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Another Arrest in Tehran

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Another member of Tehran’s Baha’i community was arrested after summons to a meeting. The Ministry of Intelligence had previously summoned Namya Haghar, a Baha’i from Tehran, to arrive at the Vali-Asr Square office on February…

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Certificate in Anti-Baha’i Studies!

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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 in Ayandeh Roushan [Bright Future] News Agency caught our attention and is presented…

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Shirin Ebadi’s Objections

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Editor’s Note: The following is a translation of a commentary posted on Javan [“youth”] blog. “Bist va Si”, a well-known TV program among Iranians, stated on behalf of Shirin Ebadi, “I am proud of defending…

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Prayer for Prisoners

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Editor’s Note: Iran Press Watch is pleased to share an authentic prayer of Baha’u’llah in Arabic for protection and delivery of Baha’i prisoners. This prayer is accompanied by special instructions revealed by Baha’u’llah pertaining to…

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