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Bahai's in Iran: seven educators sent to prison amid fresh persecution

4 Comments | Posted 20 November 2011 | 15:01:48 (EST)

The tide of persecution in Iran is rising. In a fresh wave of attacks against the Bahá'í community - Iran's largest religious minority - three women were arrested on spurious charges of activity against national security following terrifying raids on 16 homes in the city of Rasht. In Semnan, around...

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Iran outlaws education for Baha'is: thousands denied higher education

Posted 9 September 2011 | 15:38:20 (EST)

"A fresh measure of tribulation has befallen the Bahá'ís" in Iran. The warning, issued last week by the Bahá'í International Community, is given in an open letter to the Honourable Kamran Daneshjoo, Minister for Science, Research and Technology in the Islamic Republic. His ministry is responsible for implementing...

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Bahá'í Institute for Higher Education - Eleven Bahá'ís Charged

Posted 11 August 2011 | 01:00:00 (EST)

Eleven Bahá'ís in Iran are the latest victims of the Islamic Republic's relentless campaign to persecute the Bahá'í community - the country's largest non-Muslim religious minority. They are charged with conspiracy against the state and national security, "by establishing", according to the authorities, "the illegal Bahá'í Institute for Higher Education".

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