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Britain 'Very Concerned' Over Iranian Bahai Charges

February 16, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: AFP

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hEu0sp74jy3T_pHzfwEA13pA8e9w

Britain expressed concern Monday over charges laid against seven members of the banned Bahai religion in Iran, accusing Tehran of targeting religious minorities.

The charges, which include "espionage for Israel, insulting religious sanctities and propaganda against the Islamic republic", were brought...

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US Condemns Religious Persecution In Iran

February 14, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: VOA News

http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-02-14-voa19.cfm

U.S. officials have condemned Iran's reported decision to try seven members of the Baha'i faith for espionage, saying the charges are "baseless."

A U.S. State Department spokesman, Robert Wood, issued a statement on Friday, saying the accusations against those detained are part of the ongoing persecution of Baha'is in Iran.

Earlier this week...

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Iran to Try Bahais for Spying for Israel

February 11, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: AFP

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5gm3BC6Bpgv5iJ4wPzxgp9HftDhrA

Iran will soon try seven members of the banned Bahai religion on charges including "espionage for Israel," the ISNA news agency reported on Wednesday.

"The charges against seven defendants in the case of the illegal Bahai group were examined ... and the case will be sent to the revolutionary court next...

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Fifty Years Ago, Landmark Gatherings Lifted Baha’i World

February 10, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Bahá’í World News Service

http://www.bahaiworldnews.org/story/693

A historic Baha’i conference in Frankfurt last weekend brought to mind an earlier gathering in the same city a half century before – one that was also a milestone in Baha’i history.

Last weekend’s event in Frankfurt was one of the current series of 41 conferences around the globe marking the half-way point of a five-year effort involving...

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Faith And Study At the Baha’i Club

February 5, 2009

Author: Jake Spring

Source: North By Northwestern

http://www.northbynorthwestern.com/2009/02/21387/faith-and-study-at-the-bahai-club/

The Northwestern Baha’i Club represents a handful of the Bahais living in the U.S. Beginning Winter Quarter, five of the group’s members have recently started organizing regular study sessions to discuss their faith openly with non-Bahais. In the video below, Baha’i Club...

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Baha'i International Community Deplores Destruction Of Khavaran Cemetery

January 30, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Bahá’í World News Service

http://www.bahaiworldnews.org/story/691

The destruction earlier this month of a cemetery in Iran used for the mass burial of hundreds killed in the aftermath of the Islamic revolution in 1979 is an outrageous violation of human dignity, the Baha'i International Community said today. At least 15 Baha'is were among those buried at the site.

"The destruction of the Khavaran cemetery by...

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10 Homes Raided In Mashhad - 2 Baha’is Arrested

January 28, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Iran Press Watch

http://www.iranpresswatch.org/2009/01/10-homes-raided-in-mashhad-2-bahais-arrested/

The Department of Intelligence visited the home of ten Bahais and subsequently arrested two of those visited.

In an organized and systematic manner, the Iranian Security Forces, after attacking homes in Sari, Semnan, Ghaemhashr and Tehran over the past few months, attacked the...

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World’s Coldest Capital Hosts Baha’i Conference

January 27, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Bahá’í World News Service

http://www.bahaiworldnews.org/story/690

The coldest capital city on earth was the gathering place last weekend for 1,700 Baha’is from Mongolia, Russia, and other nations – called together to celebrate achievements in community-building work and make plans for future activities at the local level.

Temperatures reached minus 30 C a day or two before the conference as people made...

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Six Bahais, Christian Arrested In Iran: Judiciary

January 27, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: AFP

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5gx82ftet4H2W9CQ3S1gj8arJnmSA

ran has arrested six adherents of the banned Bahai faith and a Christian for alleged propaganda against the Islamic republic and insulting Islam, the judiciary spokesman said on Tuesday.

"These people were not arrested for their faith. The six Bahais are accused of insulting religious sanctities and...

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Six Baha'is Arrested In Iran; One Worked for Shirin Ebadi's Rights Organizations

January 15, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://www.bahaiworldnews.org/story/688

At least six Baha'is were arrested in Iran yesterday, including a woman who worked at human rights organizations connected with Nobel prize winner Shirin Ebadi.

According to reports received from Iran, the six were arrested after government security agents raided the homes of at least 11 Baha'is. During the raids, they also confiscated Baha'i books and other...

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Baha'i Faith Celebrates 'Oneness' Of Religions

January 13, 2009

Author: Ellen Spitaleri

Source: The Clackamas Review

http://www.clackamasreview.com/features/story.php?story_id=123186742668464400

World Religion Day is coming up this Sunday and if you have ever wondered what that is all about, Erica Toussaint can tell you.

The Milwaukie resident, a member of the Baha'i Faith, said the Baha'is began World Religion Day in 1950 as one of the observance days to “heighten public...

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A Book-Dealer Arrested In Arak Accused Of Being Baha’i

December 29, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Iranian Press Watch

http://www.iranpresswatch.org/2008/12/a-book-dealer-arrested-in-arak-accused-of-being-bahai/

The following news report was posted in Persian on Peyke Iran and Pezchvake Iran online sites:

According to reports received at our office, a cultural activist in Arak by the name of Kamran Jamshidi, the manager of Shahr-Ketab bookstore in that town, was...

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Baha’i Conference Series Completes Eighth Week

December 23, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Bahá’í World News Service

http://www.bahaiworldnews.org/story/683

The series of 41 Baha’i conferences being held around the world continued this past weekend with gatherings in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and Kuching, Sarawak, in Malaysia.

The 1,700 people gathered in Brazil and the 1,300 in Malaysia represented the largest Baha’i conferences ever held in those countries.

Members of the Baha’i...

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Baha'is Call for Reopening Of Human Rights Center In Iran

December 23, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Bahá’í World News Service

http://www.bahaiworldnews.org/story/682

The Baha'i International Community today expressed grave concern over the closing by the Iranian government of Shirin Ebadi’s Defenders of Human Rights Center in Tehran and called for its reopening.

“The closing of Mrs. Ebadi’s office is a blow to human rights for the whole of Iran,” said Diane Ala’i, a representative of...

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