May 11, 2017

Nine Years Behind Bars

A Special Event Commemorating Nine Years of Imprisonment of the Seven Baha’i Leaders in Iran May 11, 2017; 6:00pm; Decatur House, 1610 H St NW, Washington, D.C. On May 11, the Baha’is of the United States will host an evening event in honor of the Yaran, the seven leaders of the Iranian Baha’i community, who … Read More

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Sep 22, 2016

Congressional Briefing on Destruction of Cultural Heritage in Conflict

September 22, 2016: 10:00am; Hart Senate Office Building, Room 216 On September 22, the Washington Working Group on the International Criminal Court (WICC) will partner with the Senate Human Rights Caucus to host a congressional briefing entitled, “Destruction of Cultural Heritage in Conflict: Promoting Accountability and the Rule of Law.” The briefing is co-hosted by … Read More

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May 12, 2016

Iranian Revolutionary Justice Film Screening and Panel Discussion

May 12, 2016: 6:00pm; Carnegie Endowment for International Peace On May 12, the Baha’is of the United States will host a reception, film screening, and panel discussion in honor of the Yaran, the seven leaders of the Iranian Baha’i community, who will mark the eighth anniversary of their imprisonment on May 14 of this year. … Read More

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Nov 19, 2015

Live Interview on Voice of America Persian’s “Ofogh” Program

November 19, 2015; 11:30am; Washington, D.C. The November 19 edition of the Voice of America Persian program “Ofogh” will focus on the state-sponsored religious persecution of Baha’is in Iran. Host Fahimeh Khezr Heidari will interview Farhad Sabetan, Persian language spokesperson for the Baha’i community of the United States, and Siavosh Khanjani, Babak Sabetian, and Farhad … Read More

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Oct 16, 2015

Congressional Briefing on International Criminal Justice

October 21, 2015: 2:00pm; Russell Senate Office Building, Room 188 On October 21, the Washington Working Group on the International Criminal Court (WICC) will host a congressional briefing entitled, “70 Years After Nuremberg: New Challenges for International Criminal Justice.” The briefing will feature a panel discussion on the evolution of international criminal justice over the … Read More

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Sep 25, 2015

The 2015 Parliament of the World’s Religions

October 15-19, 2015; Salt Lake City, Utah The Baha’is of the United States support the vision of the Parliament of the World’s Religions for a just, peaceful and sustainable world. This year, the Parliament is taking place in Salt Lake City, Utah, with the theme Reclaiming the Heart of Our Humanity. Key issues to be … Read More

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Jun 2, 2015

Economic Dimensions of Gender Inequality: A Human Rights Perspective

June 2, 2015; 7:00 – 8:30pm; Maclaurin Building, 4-231 On June 11, 2015, Dr. Augusto Lopez-Claros, Director of the Global Indicators Group at the World Bank Group, will speak at MIT. An internationally renowned economist, Dr. Lopez-Claros will share from the Women, Business and the Law 2014 report. It will prove to be a fascinating … Read More

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May 14, 2015

Seven Days in Remembrance of Seven Years for Seven Baha’i Leaders

May 14 – 21, 2015 May 14 will mark the seventh anniversary of the imprisonment of the Yaran-i-Iran, or “friends of Iran,” the former ad hoc leadership group of the Baha’i community of Iran. These seven individuals – Fariba Kamalabadi, Jamaloddin Khanjani, Afif Naeimi, Saeid Rezaie, Mahvash Sabet, Behrouz Tavakkoli and Vahid Tizfahm – have … Read More

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May 14, 2015

Seven Years Behind Bars: Iran’s Imprisoned Baha’i Leaders

May 14, 2015: 12:00pm; Hart Senate Office Building, Room 902 On May 14 the Baha’is of the United States will host a lunchtime event in honor of the Yaran, the seven leaders of the Iranian Baha’i community, who will mark the seventh anniversary of their imprisonment on that day. The so-called Baha’i Seven are serving … Read More

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May 12, 2015

Iran’s Deepening Human Rights Crisis: The Case of the Baha’i Community

May 12, 2015; 2:00pm; Amnesty International USA, 600 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, DC On May 12, Amnesty International USA and the Baha’is of the United States will host an event on religious persecution in Iran, with a focus on the Baha’i community, the largest non-Muslim religious minority in Iran. May 14 will mark the seventh … Read More

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