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

U.S. House of Representatives Passes Resolution 274 Condemning the Persecution of Baha’is in Iran

December 12, 2018 Contact: James Samimi Farr Phone: (202) 833-8990, Email: USBahaiMedia@usbnc.org WASHINGTON — On December 12, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed Resolution 274, “Condemning the Government of Iran’s state-sponsored persecution of its Baha’i minority and its continued violation of the International Covenants on Human Rights. Introduced by Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen [R-FL], on … Read More

Iran’s silent plan to destroy the Baha’i community

September 26, 2018 Contact: James Samimi Farr Phone: (202) 833-8990, Email: USBahaiMedia@usbnc.org WASHINGTON—The Iranian government is actively employing systematic measures in an effort to eradicate the Baha’i community—the largest non-Muslim religious minority in Iran—as a viable entity, the Baha’i International Community has warned on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly. Around 60 Baha’is … Read More


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