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.

Iran Human Rights Documentation Center releases new report

September 21, 2007 The Iran Human Rights Documentation Center today issued a new report titled “Community under Siege: The Ordeal of the Bahá’ís of Shiraz”.

Iran intensifies campaign of hatred against Baha’is

New York, September 21, 2007 (BWNS) The bulldozing of a Baha’i cemetery in Iran last week is the latest in a series of incidents in a government-led campaign of hatred against Baha’is. The destruction of the cemetery by individuals using heavy equipment occurred between September 9 and 10 near Najafabad, on the outskirts of Isfahan. … Read More

2007 U.S. Department of State International Religious Freedom Report

September 14, 2007 The U.S. Department of State released today it’s International Religious Freedom Report.  The Iran section had several references to the difficulties experienced by the Baha’i community in Iran.

Iran Accused Of Expelling Baha’i Students

August 29, 2007 Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty posted a story about the confidential letter from Iran’s Ministry of Science, Research, and Technology to 81 universities instructing them to expel Baha’i students.

Secret memo confirms policy to expel Baha’is from Iranian universities

August 27, 2007 A copy of a 2006 confidential memo (with English translation) written by Iranian officials confirms that expulsion of Baha’i students from Iranian universities is official government policy, something Iranian authorities have repeatedly denied in recent years.

Iranian Baha’i students shut out of vocational education

New York July 31, 2007 (BWNS) Iranian Baha’is seeking to enter Iran’s technical and vocational institutes have been effectively barred from admission for the coming academic year, since the application to sit for the entrance examinations leaves them with no option but to deny their faith, which Baha’is refuse to be coerced into doing.

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.