Houthis accelerate court proceedings against Baha’is in Yemen

December 31, 2018 Contact: James Samimi Farr Phone: (202) 833-8990, Email: USBahaiMedia@usbnc.org WASHINGTON—Over the last few days, the Houthi authorities in Yemen have escalated their persecution against the Baha’i community. Due to pressure exerted by the Houthis on officials in Yemen, an appeals court hearing for Mr. Hamed bin Haydara, a Yemeni Baha’i sentenced to … Read More

Last member of former Iranian Baha’i leadership group ends prison term

December 21, 2018 Contact: James Samimi Farr Phone: (202) 833-8990, Email: USBahaiMedia@usbnc.org WASHINGTON — The last imprisoned member of the Yaran, the former ad-hoc Baha’i leadership group in Iran, was released from prison on December 20 after serving a 10-year sentence for practicing his faith. The Iranian government arrested Afif Naeimi, 56, on May 14, … Read More


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