Baha’is to testify on Human Rights in Iran at Congressional Hearing

June 19, 2014 WASHINGTON — Cler Baheri, a member of the Baha’i community, will testify at a hearing on Iran’s human rights record in the House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs (HFAC) Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 19, at 2172 Rayburn House Office Building, in … Read More

Members of Congress Send Open Letter to the President regarding Human Rights in Iran

May 22, 2014 WASHINGTON — Today an open letter led by Senators Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Representatives Jan Schakowsky (D-IL-9) and Lynn Jenkins (R-KS-2), and signed by a bipartisan group of 23 Senators and 15 Representatives was sent to the President of the United States. The letter highlights the deterioration of … Read More

Baha’is to testify on Religious Freedom at Congressional Hearing

May 22, 2014 WASHINGTON — To spotlight the deteriorating situation of the Iranian Baha’i community, Mr. Kenneth E. Bowers, Secretary of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of the United States, will testify at a hearing on religious freedom in the House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs (HFAC) Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, … Read More

Faith Groups Condemn Imprisonment of Baha’i Leaders in Iran

May 15, 2014 WASHINGTON — On May 13, to mark the sixth anniversary of the imprisonment of seven Baha’i leaders in Iran, 13 organizations sent an open letter to Secretary of State John Kerry condemning the detention of these individuals and the religious persecution of the Baha’i community in Iran. The letter was signed by … Read More

U.S. Senate Passes Resolution 75 Condemning the Persecution of Baha’is in Iran

December 20, 2013 WASHINGTON — Today, the U.S. Senate passed Senate Resolution 75 “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.” S.Res.75 was introduced by Senators Mark Kirk and Dick Durbin of Illinois. By passing the resolution, the Senate has made … Read More

Murder of Mr. Ataollah Rezvani in Bandar Abbas, Iran was religiously motivated

August 24, 2013 WASHINGTON — On Saturday, August 24, 2013, Mr. Ataollah Rezvani, a member of the Baha’i Faith, was killed in Bandar Abbas, Iran. Based on available information, his murder was religiously motivated. Rezvani was shot in the back of the head and his body was found in his car near the railway station … Read More

Fifth Anniversary of the Imprisonment of Seven Baha’i Leaders in Iran

May 6, 2013 WASHINGTON — To commemorate the fifth anniversary of the imprisonment of seven Baha’i leaders in Iran, Rainn Wilson of NBC’s hit sitcom, The Office, will be the master of ceremonies at an event on Monday, May 6 at 6:00 p.m. at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, … Read More

Baha’is to testify on violence with impunity in Iran at Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission hearing

March 14, 2013 WASHINGTON — To spotlight the deteriorating situation of the Iranian Baha’i community, Mr. Kenneth E. Bowers, Secretary of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of the United States, will testify at a hearing of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission (TLHRC) at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, March 15 at 2200 Rayburn … Read More

Press Conference on the persecution of the Baha’is in Iran

March 7, 2013 WASHINGTON — To mark the introduction into the House and Senate of resolutions to condemn the persecution of the Baha’i community in Iran and to mark the fifth anniversary of the incarceration of Mrs. Mahvash Sabet, a member of the former leadership group of the Baha’is of Iran, the Baha’is of the … Read More

U.S. House of Representatives Passes Resolution 134 Condemning the Persecution of Bahá’ís in Iran

January 2, 2013 WASHINGTON — Last night, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution “condemning the government of Iran for its state-sponsored persecution of its Baha’i minority and its continued violation of the International Covenants on Human Rights.” H.Res.134 is the 23rd Congressional resolution since 1982 to address the oppression of the Baha’is in … Read More