US Lawmakers Condemn Persecution Of Baha’is In Iran

October 23, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: WashingtonTV

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The US House of Representatives on Thursday passed a resolution condemning the Iranian government’s “state-sponsored persecution” of members of the Baha’i faith and its “continued violation of the International Covenants on Human Rights.”

The resolution, passed by a vote of 407-2, was the 11th congressional resolution since 1982 to address the religious oppression of the Baha’is in Iran, according to the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of the United States.

The resolution also calls on President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to condemn the persecution of Baha’is in Iran, and to demand the release of all religious prisoners, including seven Baha’is who have been detained for more than a year without a trial.