Baha’i Rights Day is dedicated to raise awareness about human rights abuses perpetrated against the Baha’i community. Decades have passed and the Baha’is in Iran and Egypt have not had a minute of rest from the ongoing persecution. Looting of Baha’i homes, the arrest and incarceration of Baha’is, denial of civil rights, the desecration of Baha’i cemeteries, the expulsion of Baha’i students from university and the closure of Baha’i businesses are only a few aspects of the crusade launched against the Baha’is.
The date is significant inasmuch as the the trial of seven Iranian Baha’i leaders, arrested in the spring of 2008, is scheduled to be held at Branch 28 of the Revolutionary Court on July 11, 2009.
Here’s how you can help
- Inform your friends, family and colleagues that on July 11 they should tweet, blog, Facebook in support of human rights for Baha’is
- Contact journalists to formally recognize this day and write about the Baha’i persecution
- Contact bloggers and request that they write about Baha’is and their rights.
- Tweet about it consistently on July 11 and use the #BahaiRights hashtag in order for people to locate. The idea is to make #BahaiRights a top trend on July 11. Follow @BahaiRightsDay
- You do not have to be a Baha’i to participate! Please make others aware of that. We’re uniting to help raise awareness for the plight of the Baha’is, no matter what our race or religion may be.
- Inform yourself on the persecution at Iran Press Watch or the Muslim Network for Baha’i Rights
Make every effort to spread the word about the day! Thank you.