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Some new material regarding the persecution of the Baha’is in Iran

First, and most importantly, is this amazing letter from the Baha’i International Community that was sent on March 4, 2009 to the Ayatollah.  If you want a clear explanation of the situation of the Baha’is in Iran, distilled to a few pages, this document is ideal.

Ayatollah Qorban-Ali Dorri-Najafabadi
Prosecutor General
Islamic Republic of Iran

Your Honor,

Your recent announcement regarding the administrative affairs of the Bahá’ís of Iran has brought to the arena of public debate issues which not only affect the safety and livelihood of the members of that community but also have profound implications for the future of every citizen of that esteemed nation. The steps that have been taken to formulate the response of the Iranian Bahá’í community to your announcement have surely been communicated to you. The Yaran and the Khademin, the small groups that have been attending to the spiritual and social needs of the several hundred thousand Bahá’ís of Iran, the former at the national level and the latter at the local, have expressed their willingness to bring to a close their collective functioning. This decision has been made for no other reason than to demonstrate yet again the goodwill that the Bahá’ís have consistently shown to the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran for the past thirty years...

Read the rest of the letter here.

Also, there is a map of incidents in Iran where persecution has taken place at a new site called Baha’i Watch.  Very well done.

Finally, there is a video that gives “A brief overview of the historical, and current day persecution Baha’is have endured in Iran. Includes a glimpse into how Baha’is around the world are agents for change.”


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