U.N. General Assembly expresses “deep concern” about human rights in Iran

December 19, 2007 The United Nations General Assembly has adopted a resolution expressing “deep concern” about “ongoing systematic violations of human rights” in Iran. This is the 20th resolution that the General Assembly has passed on this issue, which was adopted by a final vote of 73 to 53, with 55 abstentions.

President of Harvard University sends letter to Iranian UN official

December 10, 2007 President Faust of Harvard University has sent a letter to the Permanent Representative of Iran at the United Nations expressing her concern regarding the systematic denial of access to higher education to members of the Bahá’í community in Iran.

Rights group slams Iran crackdown on activists

November 26, 2007 The Center for the Defenders of Human Rights led by Shirin Ebadi, Nobel winner, issued a report about the Iranian government’s crackdown on students activists. The group also expressed concern about the Baha’i community in Iran.

From Iran to Utah, the passion for study burns

November 21, 2007 The Daily Utah Chronicle published an article, “From Iran to Utah: The Passion for Study Burns”, about the persecution of the Baha’is in Iran, and the denial of education to Baha’i students. They interviewed an Iranian Baha’i student who is now a sophomore at the University of Utah.

U.N. Committee condemns human rights violations in Iran

NEW YORK, 20 November 2007 (BWNS) A committee of the United Nations General Assembly approved a resolution today expressing “deep concern” about “ongoing systematic violations of human rights” in Iran.

Article in The Philadelphia Bulletin about the Persecution of Baha’is in Iran

November 3, 2007 Herb Denenberg of The Bulletin, Philadelphia’s Family Newspaper, has written an article about the persecution of Baha’is in Iran. You can access the article here.

Murder with Impunity: Iran targets the Baha’is–again.

November 2, 2007 The November 2007 edition of the Weekly Standard has published an article by Paul Marshall, senior fellow at the Hudson Institute’s Center for Religious Freedom, entitled “Murder with Impunity: Iran targets the Baha’is – again.”

Iran’s crackdown victimizes Baha’is

September 30, 2007 U.S. Rep. Mark Kirk (IL) Op-Ed published in the Chicago Sun Times on September 30.

Ahmadinejad Meets Clerics, and Decibels Drop a Notch

September 27, 2007 The New York Times published an article by Laurie Goodstein about the president of Iran’s meeting with Christian leaders from the United States and Canada. The Baha’is were asked to comment about this event, and the following reference was included in the article: “But even the Bahais, a minority religious group that … Read More

Iranian president challenged on Baha’i persecution

September 25, 2007 At several public appearances during his recent visit to the United States, the president of Iran was asked pointedly about his country’s persecution of the Baha’i community in Iran.