Iran: Baha’is rounded up

May 15, 2008 The Los Angeles Times blog Babylon and Beyond has a posting about the arrest of Baha’i leaders in Iran.

U.S. Department of State strongly condemns the arrests of Baha’i leaders in Iran

May 15, 2008 The U.S. Department of State has issued the following statement about the recent arrests: “We strongly condemn the May 14 arrest of six leaders of the Iranian Baha’i community– Mrs. Fariba Kamalabadi, Mr. Jamaloddin Khanjani, Mr. Afif Naeimi, Mr. Saeid Rezaie, Mr. Behrouz Tavakkoli, and Mr. Vahid Tizfahm–by Iranian authorities and the … Read More

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