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

2006 U.S. State Department International Religious Freedom Report

September 15, 2006 The U.S. Department of State released it’s International Religious Freedom Report today. The section on Iran had several references to the difficulties experienced by the Baha’i community in Iran. You can access the Iran section of the report here.

Q&A: Iran’s Waning Human Rights

August 10, 2006 The New York Times published a piece by Lionel Beehner, staff writer for the Council on Foreign Relations, about human rights in Iran. The section about the persecution of religious or ethnic minorities makes reference to the the Baha’is:

Persecution of the Baha’is in Iran discussed on “State of Belief” radio show

July 17, 2006 Kit Bigelow, director of external affairs for the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of the U.S. was a guest on the Interfaith Alliance’s “State of Belief” radio show. Ms. Bigelow commented on the current persecution of the Baha’is in Iran. You can read more about the program here.

Testimony before the Congressional Hearing

June 30, 2006 The situation of the Baha’is in Iran and Egypt was presented in a testimony before the Congressional Hearing on June 30, 2006: “Can Religious Pluralism Survive in the Middle East: The Plight of the Minorities”.