Champion of justice Asma Jahangir leaves legacy of courage

Asma Jahangir was highly regarded for her longstanding dedication to human rights during her life. She passed away at age 66 on Sunday. February 12, 2018 BAHA’I WORLD NEWS SERVICE BIC GENEVA — The Baha’i International Community has expressed its condolences for the passing of Asma Jahangir, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Situation of … Read More

Leading lawyers take Iran to task

The Archives of Baha’i Persecution in Iran website was launched on 18 January 2018. The website compiles thousands of official documents, reports, testimonials, and audio-visual materials revealing irrefutable proof of relentless persecution. It was created in response to rising interest within and outside Iran to understand the depth and breadth of the persecution of Iran’s … Read More

Outcry over appalling death sentence of Yemeni Baha’i

Image of the Old City of Sana’a. Sana’a is the largest city in Yemen. Photo credit: Rod Waddington January 9, 2018 BAHA’I WORLD NEWS SERVICE SANA’A, Yemen — Over 100 known activists, lawyers, and leaders of thought have raised their voices over the past week in protest of the ordered death sentence of Yemeni Baha’i … Read More

For 30th time, UN General Assembly censures Iran for persecution of Baha’is

December 21, 2017 A resolution on Tuesday passed by the United Nations General Assembly condemned Iran’s human rights failures. (photo accessed via Wikimedia Commons) BAHA’I WORLD NEWS SERVICE UNITED NATIONS — On Tuesday 19 December 2017, the United Nations General Assembly called on Iran to end ongoing violations of human rights, including its persecution of … Read More

Third member of Yaran completes 10 year sentence

December 5, 2017 Behrooz Tavakkoli, 66, recently completed an unjust 10-year prison sentence. BAHA’I WORLD NEWS SERVICE BIC NEW YORK — Behrooz Tavakkoli, one of the seven members of the former leadership group of the Baha’is in Iran who were imprisoned due to religious beliefs, has completed his unjust 10-year prison sentence. Mr. Tavakkoli is … Read More

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