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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Escalated Threat to Baha’is of Yemen

September 20, 2018 Contact: James Samimi Farr Phone: (202) 833-8990, Email: USBahaiMedia@usbnc.org WASHINGTON, D.C.—September 18, 2018 Over 20 members of the Baha’i Faith in Yemen, including all of its national-level leaders, were indicted on September 15 at a court hearing in the country’s Houthi-controlled capital, Sana’a. The accusations against the Baha’is include apostasy and espionage. … Read More

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Inflammatory speech by the Houthi leader targets Baha’is in Yemen with genocidal intent

April 19, 2018 Contact: James Samimi Farr Phone: (202) 833-8990, Email: USBahaiMedia@usbnc.org SANA’A, YEMEN—On March 23rd, Mr. Abdel-Malek al-Houthi, the leader of the Houthis in Yemen, gave a televised speech that vehemently vilified and denounced the Baha’i Faith, further intensifying the ongoing persecution of the Baha’is in that country. Within days, over 20 publications in … Read More

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Oldest and youngest members of Baha’i leadership group complete 10-year prison sentence

March 20, 2018 Contact: James Samimi Farr Phone: (202) 833-8990, Email: USBahaiMedia@usbnc.org WASHINGTON —After a decade of unjust imprisonment in Iran, Mr. Jamaloddin Khanjani, 85, and Mr. Vahid Tizfahm, 44, were released on Friday and Monday, respectively. Both were members of the former leadership group of the Baha’is in Iran known as the Yaran, who … Read More

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Archives chronicle decades of Baha’i persecution in Iran

January 19, 2018 Contact: James Samimi Farr Phone: (202) 833-8990, Email: USBahaiMedia@usbnc.org WASHINGTON — In response to growing interest in the persecution of the Baha’is of Iran, a website was launched yesterday by the Baha’i International Community, revealing documentary evidence of years of relentless oppression. The website, entitled Archives of Baha’i Persecution in Iran (iranbahaipersecution.bic.org), … Read More

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Following Recent Arrests, U.S. Senate Condemns Persecution of Baha’is in Iran

December 22, 2017 Contact: James Samimi Farr Phone: (202) 833-8990, Email: USBahaiMedia@usbnc.org WASHINGTON — Last night, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed Senate Resolution 139, condemning the Iranian government’s state-sponsored persecution of its Baha’i minority as well as its continued violation of the International Covenants on Human Rights. The resolution garnered strong bipartisan support, with a … Read More

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Second of Seven Iranian Baha’i Leaders Released from Prison

October 31, 2017 Contact: James Samimi Farr Phone: (202) 833-8990, Email: USBahaiMedia@usbnc.org WASHINGTON —On October 31, 2017, Baha’i prisoner of conscience Fariba Kamalabadi was released from Evin prison in Tehran, Iran. Mrs. Kamalabadi was held in prison for nearly a decade. Mrs. Kamalabadi, 55, is one of seven Baha’i leaders who were arrested in 2008 … Read More

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Gunfire and Arrests Taint Baha’i Holy Celebrations in Yemen

October 25, 2017 Contact: James Samimi Farr Office: (202) 833-8990, Email: USBahaiMedia@usbnc.org WASHINGTON — This weekend and the days that followed have marked a period of supreme sacredness and festivity for members of the Baha’i Faith. The bicentenary of the birth of Baha’u’llah, the faith’s founder, occurred on October 22, with commemorations occurring across America … Read More

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Baha’is of America mark the 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Baha’u’llah, Founder of the Baha’i Faith

October 10, 2017 Contact: James Samimi Farr Office: (202) 833-8990, Cell: (747) 255-8427, Email: USBahaiMedia@usbnc.org WASHINGTON, D.C. — Across America, members of the Baha’i Faith are preparing to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Baha’u’llah, the founder of their faith on October 22, 2017. Baha’u’llah (1817-1892) was a spiritual teacher who announced in … Read More

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Unprecedented UN resolution demands end to harassment of Baha’is in Yemen

October 5, 2017 Contact: James Samimi Farr Office: (202) 833-8990, Cell: (747) 255-8427, Email: USBahaiMedia@usbnc.org GENEVA – A United Nations (UN) resolution regarding the situation in Yemen, introduced by Egypt on behalf of the Arab Group and supported by the entire membership of the UN Human Rights Council, called for the release of all Baha’i … Read More

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