Bahá'í

Excavation Work Commences for Chile's 'Temple Of Light'

November 28, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story/800

Excavation work is under way for the new Baha'i House of Worship for the South American continent, in the Chilean capital of Santiago.

 

The ground work comes after a prolonged search for a site and unprecedented technical challenges, which included the invention of an entirely new material for the building's exterior.

Three Baha'is, Jailed for Humanitarian Work, Begin Fourth Year In Detention

November 19, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story/799

Despite compelling evidence that they never committed a crime, three Iranian Baha'is today begin their fourth year in captivity.

 

The two women, Haleh Rouhi and Raha Sabet – and Mr. Sasan Taqva – were arrested in May 2006, along with some 51 other Baha'is and a number of Muslim friends, for their participation in an education program for...

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UN Secretary General Voices Concern Over Human Rights Abuses In Iran

October 18, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Bahai World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story/796

The Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, has once again expressed strong concern over Iran's ongoing human rights violations, including its persecution of Iranian Baha'is.

 

In a report issued Thursday, Mr. Ban highlighted his continuing concerns over Iran's use of torture and the death penalty, its poor treatment of women, and repeated...

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UK Heads Of Religion Call for Release Of Iran's Seven Baha'i Leaders

October 7, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story/795

Britain's most prominent heads of religion have called for the release of the seven Baha'i leaders serving prison sentences in Iran.

 

A statement by the United Kingdom's religious leaders – describing the sentencing of the seven as a "gross violation of the fundamental human right to freedom of religion" – was signed by, among others, the...

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Support for Iran's Seven Imprisoned Baha'i Leaders Spreads Worldwide

September 16, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Baha’i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story/794

The call to release seven Iranian Baha'i leaders - whose prison sentences have reportedly been reduced to 10-years each - is spreading around the world.

 

Prominent figures in India, medical professionals in Austria, a Muslim leader in El Salvador and human rights activists in Germany have added their voices to the concern already expressed by numerous governments...

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Religious Leaders Come Together for Interfaith Sunrise Prayer Service for World Peace In Nevada

September 15, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Newspost Online

http://www.newspostonline.com/world-news/religious-leaders-come-together-for-interfaith-sunrise-prayer-service-for-world-peace-in-nevada-2010091586088

Various religious leaders prayed for world peace as the sun was rising behind hills at Red Rock Consecrated Sanctuary in Reno (Nevada, USA) on September 12...

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Global Support Intensifies for Iran's Seven Baha'i Leaders

August 26, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story/790

An increasing number of governments, human rights groups and prominent individuals are raising their voices against the harsh prison sentences handed down earlier this month to Iran's seven Baha'i leaders.

As lawyers for the prisoners prepare to appeal against the 20-year jail terms, the government of New Zealand has voiced its concern that the trial "was conducted in a...

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International Outcry At Prison Sentences for Iranian Baha'i Leaders

August 11, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Baha’i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story/787

Reports that seven Iranian Baha'i leaders have each received prison sentences of 20 years have been met with condemnation from governments and human rights organizations around the world.

Australia, Canada, France, Germany – and the President of the European Parliament – have all expressed strong statements of concern.

They are calling for the prisoners to...

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Court Sentences Leaders Of Bahai Faith to 20 Years In Prison

August 11, 2010

Author: Daniel Siegal

Source: The Los Angeles Times

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/babylonbeyond/2010/08/iran-court-sentences-leaders-of-bahai-faith-to-20-years-in-prison.html

Seven leaders of the Bahai community in Iran were sentenced to 20 years in prison on charges of spying for foreign nations, cooperation with Israel and undermining Islam, according to Bahai...

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Court Sentences Leaders Of Bahai Faith to 20 Years In Prison

August 11, 2010

Author: Daniel Siegal

Source: The Los Angeles Times

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/babylonbeyond/2010/08/iran-court-sentences-leaders-of-bahai-faith-to-20-years-in-prison.html

Seven leaders of the Bahai community in Iran were sentenced to 20 years in prison on charges of spying for foreign nations, cooperation with Israel and undermining Islam, according to Bahai...

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International Outcry At Prison Sentences for Iranian Baha'i Leaders

August 11, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Baha’i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story/787

Reports that seven Iranian Baha'i leaders have each received prison sentences of 20 years have been met with condemnation from governments and human rights organizations around the world.

Australia, Canada, France, Germany – and the President of the European Parliament – have all expressed strong statements of concern.

They are calling for the prisoners to...

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New Series Of Attacks On Members Of the Bahai Faith

July 25, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Los Angeles Times

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/babylonbeyond/2010/07/new-series-of-attacks-on-members-of-the-bahai-faith-in-iran.html

Iran's Islamic authorities appear to be stepping up repression of a small, long-maligned religious minority, advocates for the group say. 

Members of the Bahai faith in Iran reportedly have been subject...

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New Series Of Attacks On Members Of the Bahai Faith

July 25, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Los Angeles Times

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/babylonbeyond/2010/07/new-series-of-attacks-on-members-of-the-bahai-faith-in-iran.html

Iran's Islamic authorities appear to be stepping up repression of a small, long-maligned religious minority, advocates for the group say. 

Members of the Bahai faith in Iran reportedly have been subject...

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