Bahá'í

Amnesty International Calls On Iran to Free Baha’is On Trial

January 14, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: WashingtonTV

http://televisionwashington.com/floater_article1.aspx?lang=en&t=1&id=17204

Amnesty International called on the Iranian authorities on Wednesday to release seven Baha’is who are being tried on charges that include spying for Israel.

The first court session for the five men and two women, who have been held for some 20 months, was held on Tuesday.

“The seven...

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First Session Held In Trial Of Baha'i Leaders In Iran

January 12, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story/748

The trial of seven imprisoned Baha'i leaders began today in Iran. Initial reports indicate that the trial was marked by numerous violations of legal due process.

After about three hours, the hearing ended. Authorities indicated that today’s proceeding was merely the “first session,” and no date for future sessions was given.

"We understand that no...

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Baha’i Case Hits Home for Chapel Hill Family

January 12, 2010

Author: Erin Wiltgen

Source: The Herald-Sun

http://www.heraldsun.com/pages/full_story/push?article-Baha’i+case+hits+home+for+Chapel+Hill+family%20&id=5524106

In a living nightmare, Azadeh and Mark Perry apprehensively await the coming trial of seven Baha’i leaders in Iran today.

But for the Chapel Hill couple, the potential closure of an almost two-year conflict holds...

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Baha'i International Community Rejects Allegations That Arrested Baha'is Had Weapons In Homes

January 9, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story/747

The Baha'i International Community today categorically rejected new allegations by the Iranian government that arms and ammunition were found in the homes of Baha'is who were arrested in Tehran last Sunday.

"This is nothing less than a blatant lie," said Diane Ala'i, the Baha'i International Community's representative to the United Nations in Geneva. "Baha'is are by the most...

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Canada Concerned By Iran’s Ongoing Detention Of Bahá’i Leaders

January 9, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Isria

http://www.isria.com/pages/9_January_2010_18.php

The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement expressing Canada’s concern over Iran’s continued detention of seven leaders of the country’s Bahá’i community:

“Canada remains deeply concerned by Iran’s ongoing arbitrary detention of seven Bahá’i community...

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Baha’is Ask Govt to Take Up Issue Of Iranian Leaders

January 8, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Indian Express

http://www.indianexpress.com/news/Baha-is-ask-govt-to-take-up-issue-of-Iranian-leaders/564834/

The National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of India has asked the government to take up the issue of the seven Iranian Baha’i leaders expected to come up for trial in Tehran on January 12 with the Iranians.

Holding a press conference at the Baha...

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Trial Of Seven Baha'i Leaders In Iran Looms

January 5, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story/745

Recent developments in Iran have raised grave concern about the ultimate fate of the seven Baha'i leaders who are scheduled to go on trial next Tuesday.

"The Baha'i community in Iran has all too often been subjected to campaigns of vilification and false charges devised to deflect the attention of a disquieted population onto the Baha'is and away from those in power," said...

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Sentence Issued Against 3 Baha’is In Yasuj

December 28, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Iran Press Watch/Human Rights Activists News Agency

http://www.iranpresswatch.org/post/5371

The court issued a sentence against three Baha’is of Yasuj who have been under arrest for approximately one month; they were accused of teaching the Baha’i Faith.

According to the Baha’i Committee of Human Rights Activists in Iran, according to this sentence, Mr. Ali Bakhsh Bazr-Afkan has been sentenced to two and a...

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UN Gives Final Approval to Resolution Criticizing Rights Violations In Iran

December 18, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story/743

The United Nations General Assembly gave its final stamp of approval today to a strongly worded resolution condemning Iran for a long list of human rights violations.

By a vote of 74 to 49, with 59 abstentions, the General Assembly confirmed an earlier vote by its Third Committee in November on a resolution that expresses "deep concern at serious ongoing and recurring human...

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Trial Date Set for Seven Baha’is Imprisoned In Iran

December 16, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: WashingtonTV/Baha’i World News Service

http://televisionwashington.com/floater_article1.aspx?lang=en&t=1&id=16533

The trial of seven imprisoned Baha’is in Iran has been scheduled for 12 January, the Baha’i World News Service reported on Wednesday, citing their attorneys.

The five men and two women have been detained in Tehran’s Evin Prison for more than 18 months, with...

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Human Rights Day In Germany Puts Spotlight On Iran

December 9, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Baha’i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story/740

Youth from a drama troupe joined with local dignitaries this week to address themes of exclusion and prejudice as they commemorated Human Rights Day with the Baha'i community of Germany.

The program took place at the Baha'i National Center, on the grounds of the European Baha'i House of Worship, with more than 200 people in attendance.

The performance by the People's...

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Midstate Baha'i Followers a Diverse Group

December 5, 2009

Author: Andrea Castillo

Source: The Macon Telegraph

http://www.macon.com/religion/story/941508.html

On a Friday night, a group of eight people of the Baha’i faith from Macon and Fort Valley have gathered in the living room of the home of Mahin Pouryaghma for their weekly meeting of prayer and study.

They begin their meeting with each person around the room reading or reciting a prayer.

“Thy name is my healing, O God,”...

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US Senate Condemns Persecution Of Baha’is In Iran

December 2, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: WashingtonTV/National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of the United States

http://televisionwashington.com/floater_article1.aspx?lang=en&t=3&id=16149

The US Senate on Monday unanimously passed a resolution condemning the Iranian government’s persecution of members of the Baha’i faith, the country’s largest religious minority.

According to the National Spiritual Assembly...

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Baha’is Of Washtenaw County Commemorate Day Of the Covenant

November 25, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: AnnArbor.com

http://www.annarbor.com/faith/bahais-of-washtenaw-county-commemorate-day-of-the-covenant/

Baha’is will honor the unity of their faith tonight as they observe the Day of the Covenant. Unlike many other major faiths, Baha’is have only one sect - because one of their holiest figures, Baha’u’llah, created a covenant with his followers. In...

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