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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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Irish President Makes Historic Visit to Baha'i Centre

May 28, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story/774

The President of the Republic of Ireland, Mary McAleese, has praised the universality of the Baha'i teachings and the contribution its members make to the life of their nation.

"You are marked out as people with values that are worth observing, worth learning from, worth looking at, worth imitating and so never be in any doubt of the value you are every single day in this...

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Seven Baha'i Leaders Kept Locked Up

May 14, 2010

Author: Hillary May

Source: The Washington Times

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/may/14/seven-bahai-leaders-kept-locked-up/

Two years ago to date, the top leaders of the Baha'i movement in Iran were enjoying the last peaceful morning they would see in a long time.

While in their homes, four men and two women - a seventh leader had been arrested previously - were dragged off by government officials to...

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Calls for Action As Iranian Baha'i Leaders Enter Third Year In Prison

May 10, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story/771

As seven Baha'i leaders in Iran enter their third year of imprisonment, new details about the harsh conditions of their incarceration have emerged, prompting renewed calls for their immediate release.

The prisoners are Mrs. Fariba Kamalabadi, Mr. Jamaloddin Khanjani, Mr. Afif Naeimi, Mr. Saeid Rezaie, Mrs. Mahvash Sabet, Mr. Behrouz Tavakkoli, and Mr. Vahid Tizfahm.

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American Baha'is Celebrate Holiest Period And Elect Leaders: April 21 to May 2

April 25, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Media Newswire

http://media-newswire.com/release_1116289.html

American Baha'is will soon celebrate Ridvan, the holiest period of the year which commemorates the Baha'i Founder's declaration as God's messenger, and will elect national and local leaders. 

From April 21 to May 2, hundreds of thousands of Baha'is will observe Ridvan [pronounced RIZ-von] with fellowship and devotional gatherings that recognize the...

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Update On Third Trial Session Of Iranian Baha'i Leaders

April 13, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story/767

Details are emerging from yesterday's court appearance in Tehran of seven imprisoned Iranian Baha'i leaders.

The Baha'i International Community has learned that when the prisoners arrived at the court, their families were not allowed to enter, signaling a closed hearing.

Inside the courtroom, however, the prisoners saw numerous officials and interrogators from the...

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Omid Djlalili, UK's Iranian Comic, Takes On the Muslim-Jewish Divide

April 12, 2010

Author: Michael Theodoulou

Source: The National

http://www.thenational.ae/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100412/FOREIGN/704119940/1135/NEWS

Portly, besuited and bald, Omid Djalili glides into the spotlight with his remarkably graceful, trademark belly-dance. He sports a winning grin and swings his microphone suggestively at midriff level.

Like all successful comedians, he has his audience tittering before...

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Baha'is Barred From Leaving Iran

March 31, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Radio Free Europe

http://www.rferl.org/content/Bahais_Barred_From_Leaving_Iran/1999282.html

The Baha'i representative to the United Nations says that 50 Baha'is in southern Iran have been barred from leaving the country, RFE/RL's Radio Farda reports.

Diane Alai of the Baha'i International Community told RFE/RL the Baha'is were arrested in 2006 for teaching classes to underprivileged...

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Local Baha'is Prepare for Their Faith's New Year

March 18, 2010

Author: Julie Mullen

Source: The Courier-News/Sun-Times Media

http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/couriernews/lifestyles/2108546,3_1_EL18_BAHAI_S1-100318.article

The notion that everyone on Earth is part of one single race, and diversity only enriches the fabric of mankind isn't, perhaps, a common view.

But for the Baha'is, it's the very cornerstone of their religion.

The worldwide faith,...

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Egypt’s Baha’is Still Having ID Problems

March 15, 2010

Author: Mohamed Abdel Salam

Source: Bikya Masr

http://bikyamasr.com/?p=9906

The spokesman for the Baha’i community in Egypt, Rauf el-Hendi said last week that the crisis of social status on the country’s national identity cards for hundreds of the married, divorced and widowed Baha’is is still a growing concern. He said this comes despite continuous promises by government officials to consider this issue as a “prelude to finding solutions,”...

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State Department Criticizes Iran for Persecuting Religious Minorities

March 13, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: CNN

http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/meast/03/13/us.iran.religious.persecution/index.html

The State Department condemned Iran's persecution of religious minorities on Friday following the Iranian authorities' detention of Baha'is and Christians in recent months.

Iranian authorities have detained more than 45 Baha'is in the last four months, and as many as 60 Baha'is are imprisoned in...

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