Two major human rights groups decry Iran’s persecution of Baha’is

June 28, 2006 The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) recently expressed concern about the Islamic Republic of Iran’s latest confidential action against its 300,000-member Baha’i community.

US Congress Focuses on Religious Freedom

June 20, 2006 Voice of America posted the following story about a conference on Capitol Hill on protecting religious freedom around the world. U.S. Senator Rick Santorum, a Republican from Pennsylvania, hosted the conference . The U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, John Bolton, in his remarks cited the Iranian government’s repression of its Bahai … Read More

Extremist Image Masks Iranians’ Many Faiths: Some Religious Minorities See Increase in Harassment

June 18, 2006 The Washington Post just published the following article that includes information about the problems faced by Baha’is in Iran. You can read the article here.

Iran’s Bahai Religious Minority Says It Faces Raids and Arrests

June 1, 2006 The New York Times published the following article by Laurie Goodstein about the persecution of the Baha’is in Iran You can find it here

Connecting the dots on more faith-based intolerance

May 31, 2006 Terry Mattingly from Scripps Howard News Service wrote the following article about the situation of the Baha’is in Iran.

White House Expresses Concern for Baha’is in Iran

March 28, 2006 The White House today expressed concern for the worsening situation of the Baha’is in Iran and called on the Government of Iran to respect the religious freedom of its minorities.

Amnesty International Releases Report on Iran Human Rights

February 16, 2006 Amnesty International has issued a report Iran: New government fails to address dire human rights situation. The report includes reference to the challenging situation faced by the Baha’is in Iran.

Baha’is Mourn Iranian Jailed for His Faith

January 30, 2006 The Washington Post Metro Section reported on a service held at the local Washington D.C. Baha’i Center to commemorate the passing of Mr. Dhabihu’llah Mahrami, a Baha’i who died in an Iranian jail of unknown causes. You can read the article here.

Iran and Human Rights: A New Landscape

The following op-ed by Omid Memarian appeared in openDemocracy on September 09, 2012. In late September 2012, the United Nations in New York will host Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for his annual visit as president of Iran – the last such occasion, since the election of June 2013 in Iran will see Ahmadinejad’s successor take office. Much … Read More