IRPP: Iran arrests national Bahai leaders

May 15, 2008 The Institute on Religion and Public Policy issued a statement about the arrests of Baha’i leaders in Iran.

Iran jails six Baha’i leaders

May 15, 2008 Iran Visual News Corps posted an article concerning the arrest of the six Baha’i leaders.

USCIRF Calls for Strong International Condemnation of Arrest of Baha’i Leaders

May 15, 2008 The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom today called for strong international condemnation of the arrest of Baha’i leaders in Iran.

Baha’i Leaders Arrested in Iran

May 15, 2008 On May 14, Iranian intelligence officials arrested six Baha’i leaders and took them to the notorious Evin prison. The imprisonments are ominously similar to episodes in the 1980s when scores of Iranian Baha’i leaders were summarily rounded up and subsequently executed.

Entire Baha’i Leadership in Iran Detained Without Charge

May 15, 2008 The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran today called on the Iranian judicial authorities to account for the detention of the six leading members of the Baha’i Faith, who have been taken to Evin prison.

IHRDC Condemns the Arrest of Leading Baha’is

May 15, 2008 The Iran Human Rights Documentation Center has condemned the arrest of Baha’i leaders in Iran.

USCIRF issues recommendations for Countries of Particular Concern

May 9, 2008 On May 2, 2008, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom announced its recommendations to the State Department for Countries of Particular Concern for 2008. Iran was among these countries and its treatment of Bahá’ís was listed among reasons for the recommendation of Iran:

Iran Working Group examines the situation of ethnic and religious minorities

March 19, 2008 On Thursday, March 13, witnesses testified about the human rights situations of Iran’s ethnic and religious minorities before the Iran Working Group, a Congressional body co-chaired by Congressman Mark Kirk and Congressman Robert Andrews. The meeting included a testimony on the situation of the Baha’is in Iran, by Ms. Kit Bigelow, Director … Read More

2007 U.S. Department of State Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

March 12, 2008 The U.S. Department of State released, on March 11, 2008, its Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2007. The section on Iran has several references to the difficulties experienced by the Baha’i community in Iran.

House resolution introduced condemning the persecution of Baha’is in Iran

March 4, 2008 On February 28, 2008, U.S. Rep. Mark Kirk (IL – 10th district) introduced a resolution in the House of Representatives condemning the persecution of the Baha’is in Iran. H. RES. 1008 is the tenth congressional resolution since 1982 on the Baha’is in Iran.