Bahá'í

Trial Of Seven Imprisoned Baha'i Leaders Postponed

August 17, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Bahá’í World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story/727

The trial of seven Baha'i leaders imprisoned in Iran has been postponed until 18 October, the Baha'i International Community learned today.

According to Diane Ala'i, the Baha'i International Community representative to the United Nations in Geneva, following a request for postponement of the trial from Mr. Hadi Esmaielzadeh and Ms. Mahnaz Parakand – attorneys from...

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Due Process Ignored As Trial Date Is Set for Iranian Baha'i Prisoners

August 12, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Bahá’í World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story/725

In yet another example of the denial to Baha’is in Iran of their rights to justice, including due process, judicial officials have reportedly set next Tuesday as the trial date for seven imprisoned Baha’i leaders – despite the fact that the lead lawyers registered with the court to represent them are either in prison or outside the country.

Further, efforts...

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Boston Bahá’í Center

As of 2020, this organization is no longer active.

Address: 595 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118
Phone: 617-695-3500
Email: secretariat@bostonbahais.org
Website: http://www.bostonbahais.org

History: A community-wide Bahá'í Center was established in Boston in 1950 at 116 Commonwealth Avenue that was used to host weekly public meetings and youth gatherings. Since that time the Center has moved to several other locations in...

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Boston University Baha'i Association

As of 2020, this organization is no longer active.

Address: Boston University, 1 Silber Way, Boston, MA 02215
Email: bahai@bu.edu
 

Activities and Schedule: The purpose of the Baha'i club is to bring together Baha’is and friends interested in advancing the principles above, to explore the Baha’i Writings and discuss deep and meaningful topics of relevance to contemporary society and to work in solidarity with others to serve the greater community. Some of the Core Activities that club members...

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Baha’i Cemetery Opens In Halifax

July 18, 2009

Author: John Tattrie

Source: The Chronicle Herald

http://thechronicleherald.ca/Religion/1133003.html

Halifax’s Baha’i community opened its first cemetery in Halifax Regional Municipality this month with a quiet service in the Dartmouth Memorial Gardens on Main Street.

"Release yourself, O nightingales of God, from the thorns and brambles of wretchedness and misery, and wing your flight to the rose-garden of unfading splendour,"...

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British Baha'is Meet With Prime Minister Brown On Iran Concerns

July 16, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Bahá’í World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story/724

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown met this week with members of the U.K. Baha'i community and underlined his government's concern over the seven Baha'i leaders being detained in Iran.

Mr. Lembit Opik, chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Friends of the Baha'is group, accompanied three Baha'i representatives to the meeting, held yesterday at the prime minister's...

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Baha'is Mark Their Prophet's Execution

July 11, 2009

Author: David Yonke

Source: The Toledo Blade

http://toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090711/NEWS10/907110347/-1/NEWS13

With quiet prayers, readings, and music in an open-air park shelter, about 30 local Baha'is observed the 159th anniversary of the martyrdom of their prophet the Bab on Thursday.

Participants also received an update on the fate of seven Baha'i leaders imprisoned in Iran and...

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Trial for 7 In Iran Hits Home for Houston-Area Family

July 10, 2009

Author: Susan Carroll

Source: The Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/6522338.html

On Saturday, as his brother is scheduled to stand trial in Iran on charges that could result in the death penalty, 65-year-old Kamal Khanjani and other members of the Baha’i faith will gather for a prayer service in Missouri City.

Khanjani’s older brother, Jamaloddin Khanjani, is one of seven Baha’i...

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Interfaith Prayer Service Planned In Belvedere to Support Jailed Iranians

July 10, 2009

Author: Brent Ainsworth

Source: Contra Costa Times

http://www.contracostatimes.com/news/ci_12811998

Out of the estimated 150 Marin County residents who are active in local Baha'i faith groups, about one-third are of Persian descent. The political unrest and violence going on in Iran has them quaking.

On Saturday night, local Baha'is will congregate in Belvedere with members of other faiths for a prayer service for human rights and religious...

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US Panel Demands Iran Release 7 Baha'is On Trial

July 9, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Yahoo News

Wire Service: AP

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090709/ap_on_go_ot/us_us_iran_baha_i

A U.S. government agency is demanding that Iran release seven Baha'i prisoners rather than submit them to trials on charges of spying for Israel and religious charges.

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom is responding to a plea from Roxana Saberi, an...

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Bahais Urge Action On Behalf Of Prisoners

July 2, 2009

Author: Stephanie Bertholdo

Source: The Acorn Online

http://www.toacorn.com/news/2009/0702/faith/058.html

The imprisonment of seven members of the Bahai Faith in Iran has not been forgotten by local Bahais.

Followers of the religion who live in Westlake Village, Agoura Hills, Thousand Oaks and Calabasas met on June 25 at Westlake Village City Hall to mark the one-year anniversary of the imprisonment of Fariba Kamalabadi, Jamaloddin...

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German Town Marks 700-Year Anniversary With Programs At Baha'i Temple

June 29, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Bahá’í World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story/721

The European Baha’i House of Worship – the most prominent landmark in a wide area around Langenhain – was the site of events this month celebrating the 700-year anniversary of the village.

The mayor of Hofheim, of which Langenhain is a part, and more than 300 townspeople gathered at the temple where a choir from Langenhain sang Christian psalms,...

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For Bahais, a Crackdown Is Old News

June 26, 2009

Author: Samuel G. Freedman

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/27/us/27religion.html?_r=1&emc=tnt&tntemail1=y

Sometimes during the past two weeks, making her rounds as a hospital resident, Dr. Saughar Samali has caught a glimpse of television news in a patient’s room or heard a bulletin on the radio in the family-practice office. Against her desire, against her better judgment, she has been plunged...

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Reports Of a Trial Date for Baha'i Leaders Falsely Accused Of Espionage

June 24, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Bahá’í World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story/719

According to information conveyed by the authorities in Evin prison to the family members of the seven Baha'is who have been imprisoned in Tehran, Iran, for over a year, their trial date has been set for 11 July 2009. This information has been provided to the family members only orally and, as information conveyed by officials concerning the judicial process has often proved...

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