Baha’i schoolchildren in Iran increasingly harassed and abused by school authorities

NEW YORK April 5, 2007 Baha’i students in primary and secondary schools throughout Iran are increasingly being harassed, vilified, and held up to abuse, according to recent reports from inside the country.

Iranian policy calls for Baha’i expulsions

March7, 2007 A letter issued by a university in Iran shows that the expulsion of Baha’i students from Iranian universities is official government policy.

Baha’i group says Iran discriminates

March 1, 2007 The Sydney Morning Herald published the following article in its March 1, 2007, edition titled “Baha’i group says Iran discriminates.”

Report of the Iran Human Rights Documentation Center

January 15, 2007 The Iran Human Rights Documentation Center released a report entitled “A Faith Denied: The Persecution of the Bahá’ís of Iran”.

Human Rights Watch World Report 2007

January 11, 2007 The Iran section of Human Rights Watch World Report 2007 makes particular mention about the continuing difficulties being faced by the Iranian Baha’i community.

UN rapporteur: Slow progress for religious freedom

November 27, 2006 Spero News posted the transcript from an exclusive interview between RFE/RL correspondent Golnaz Esfandiari and Asma Jahangir, the UN special rapporteur on freedom of religion.  This interview included a question about the status of the Baha’i community in Iran.

UN Expresses “Serious Concern” Over Human Rights in Iran

November 22, 2006 UNITED NATIONS November 22, 2006 (BWNS) A committee of the United Nations General Assembly yesterday passed a resolution expressing “serious concern” over the human rights situation in Iran, including the escalation of violations against Iranian Baha’is.

U.S. Senate passes Resolution supporting Baha’is in Iran

November 16, 2006 The U.S. Senate passed Concurrent Resolution 101 deploring “the religious persecution by the Government of Iran of the Baha’i community and holds the Government of Iran responsible for upholding the rights of all Iranian nationals, including members of the Baha’i Faith.

Congressional Critics Blast Iran on Human Rights

September 20, 2006 Voice of America reported the U.S. House of Representatives debate on three resolutions dealing with political and human rights issues in Iran.   One of these condemned the Iranian government’s treatment of the Baha’i community in that country. You can read more about it here.

U.S. House of Representatives passes Resolution on Baha’is in Iran

September 19, 2006 The U.S. House of Representatives has passed Concurrent Resolution 415 declaring that “the religious persecution by the Government of Iran of the Baha’i community and holds the Government of Iran responsible for upholding the rights of all Iranian nationals, including members of the Baha’i Faith” You can access the full text of … Read More