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.

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.