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UK Heads Of Religion Call for Release Of Iran's Seven Baha'i Leaders

October 7, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story/795

Britain's most prominent heads of religion have called for the release of the seven Baha'i leaders serving prison sentences in Iran.

 

A statement by the United Kingdom's religious leaders – describing the sentencing of the seven as a "gross violation of the fundamental human right to freedom of religion" – was signed by, among others, the...

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Support for Iran's Seven Imprisoned Baha'i Leaders Spreads Worldwide

September 16, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Baha’i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story/794

The call to release seven Iranian Baha'i leaders - whose prison sentences have reportedly been reduced to 10-years each - is spreading around the world.

 

Prominent figures in India, medical professionals in Austria, a Muslim leader in El Salvador and human rights activists in Germany have added their voices to the concern already expressed by numerous governments...

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Global Support Intensifies for Iran's Seven Baha'i Leaders

August 26, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story/790

An increasing number of governments, human rights groups and prominent individuals are raising their voices against the harsh prison sentences handed down earlier this month to Iran's seven Baha'i leaders.

As lawyers for the prisoners prepare to appeal against the 20-year jail terms, the government of New Zealand has voiced its concern that the trial "was conducted in a...

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Court Sentences Leaders Of Bahai Faith to 20 Years In Prison

August 11, 2010

Author: Daniel Siegal

Source: The Los Angeles Times

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/babylonbeyond/2010/08/iran-court-sentences-leaders-of-bahai-faith-to-20-years-in-prison.html

Seven leaders of the Bahai community in Iran were sentenced to 20 years in prison on charges of spying for foreign nations, cooperation with Israel and undermining Islam, according to Bahai...

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International Outcry At Prison Sentences for Iranian Baha'i Leaders

August 11, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Baha’i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story/787

Reports that seven Iranian Baha'i leaders have each received prison sentences of 20 years have been met with condemnation from governments and human rights organizations around the world.

Australia, Canada, France, Germany – and the President of the European Parliament – have all expressed strong statements of concern.

They are calling for the prisoners to...

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New Series Of Attacks On Members Of the Bahai Faith

July 25, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Los Angeles Times

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/babylonbeyond/2010/07/new-series-of-attacks-on-members-of-the-bahai-faith-in-iran.html

Iran's Islamic authorities appear to be stepping up repression of a small, long-maligned religious minority, advocates for the group say. 

Members of the Bahai faith in Iran reportedly have been subject...

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The Baha'is Of Ivel: Undaunted Spirit

July 11, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Baha’i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story/782

Following the demolition of Baha'i homes in the Iranian village of Ivel –reported last week – there is another story that must also be told: that of sympathetic villagers who have commiserated with their Baha'i neighbors over the injustices they have been forced to endure.

It is also the story of an undaunted spirit and a commitment to social good that...

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Iran's Bahai Community Fear Rise In Persecution

July 2, 2010

Author: Kasra Naji

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/10494631.stm

First there are the images of wooden beams on fire. Then buildings come into view, some without windows and doors, others reduced to rubble.

The shaky mobile phone footage posted on YouTube by Iranian human rights activists shows scenes of destruction filmed secretly from inside a car.

The activists say the footage shows the results of an attack on...

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Homes Demolished in Campaign to Drive Baha'is Out Of Iranian Village

June 28, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Baha’i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story/780

Homes belonging to some 50 Baha'i families in a remote village in northern Iran have been demolished as part of a long-running campaign to expel them from the region.

The action occurred in Ivel, Mazandaran, when inhabitants – incited by elements inimical to the Baha'i community – blocked normal access to the village, while allowing trucks and at least four front-...

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Ongoing Trial Of Iran's Baha'i Leaders Highlighted On Global Day Of Action

June 13, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story/777

On a global day of action highlighting human rights abuses in Iran, the European Union and the Prime Minister of Canada issued strong statements calling for Iran to respect international law.

In a declaration made on behalf of the European Union, its High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Baroness Catherine Ashton, said, "We call on Iran to respect...

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Fourth Court Date for Imprisoned Baha’i Leaders Set for 12 June

June 1, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story/775

The seven Baha'i leaders imprisoned for more than two years in Iran are scheduled to make their fourth court appearance on 12 June, the Baha'i International Community has learned.

The date coincides with the first anniversary of last year's contested presidential election in Iran, as well as a global day of action aimed at calling attention to human rights abuses in that...

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