Bahá'í

Local Baha'is Prepare for Their Faith's New Year

March 18, 2010

Author: Julie Mullen

Source: The Courier-News/Sun-Times Media

http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/couriernews/lifestyles/2108546,3_1_EL18_BAHAI_S1-100318.article

The notion that everyone on Earth is part of one single race, and diversity only enriches the fabric of mankind isn't, perhaps, a common view.

But for the Baha'is, it's the very cornerstone of their religion.

The worldwide faith,...

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Egypt’s Baha’is Still Having ID Problems

March 15, 2010

Author: Mohamed Abdel Salam

Source: Bikya Masr

http://bikyamasr.com/?p=9906

The spokesman for the Baha’i community in Egypt, Rauf el-Hendi said last week that the crisis of social status on the country’s national identity cards for hundreds of the married, divorced and widowed Baha’is is still a growing concern. He said this comes despite continuous promises by government officials to consider this issue as a “prelude to finding solutions,”...

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State Department Criticizes Iran for Persecuting Religious Minorities

March 13, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: CNN

http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/meast/03/13/us.iran.religious.persecution/index.html

The State Department condemned Iran's persecution of religious minorities on Friday following the Iranian authorities' detention of Baha'is and Christians in recent months.

Iranian authorities have detained more than 45 Baha'is in the last four months, and as many as 60 Baha'is are imprisoned in...

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Next Court Date for Baha'i Leaders Will Be 11 April

February 19, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story/759

A third court date has been announced for seven Baha'i leaders imprisoned in Iran, the Baha'i International Community has learned.

The trial proceedings – begun on 12 January after the seven had been incarcerated in Tehran's Evin prison for 20 months – will continue on Sunday, 11 April, according to information conveyed orally to their attorneys.

Government...

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Five Baha'i Followers Arrested In Iran

February 14, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Reuters

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE61D0RA20100214

"Iran's security forces have arrested five members of the outlawed Baha'i faith in Tehran," the pro-government Javan newspaper said, without giving a source.

It identified the fives detainees as Niki Khanjani, Ashkan Basari, Maria Jafari, Houman Sisani and Romina Zabihian.

"Some of the Baha'i leaders have escaped to Dubai and Turkey while others...

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Baha'i Faith: The Emergence Of a World Community In Nepal

February 13, 2010

Author: David Gestoso

Source: Nepal News

http://www.nepalnews.com/main/index.php/component/content/article/13-top-column/4020-bahai-faith-the-emergence-of-a-world-community-in-nepal.html

Some regard it as the cutting edge in the organisation of human society. Others discard it as a sect. In a few countries it is considered a threat: its followers -...

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Local Baha'i Pray for Those On Trial In Iran

February 8, 2010

Author: Adrianne DeWeese

Source: The Examiner

http://www.examiner.net/news/x1124765131/Local-Bahai-pray-for-those-on-trial-in-iran

“O my Lord! Thou knowest that the people are encircled with pain and calamities and are environed with hardships and trouble. Every trial doth attack man and every dire adversity doth assail him like unto the assault of a serpent. There is no shelter and asylum for him except...

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Baha'i Leaders Make Second Court Appearance

February 7, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story/756

Seven imprisoned Baha'i leaders appeared in court today in Iran for a second session of their trial.

The session was once again closed, and family members were not permitted in the courtroom, the Baha'i International Community has learned.

The hearing, which lasted just over one hour, does not seem to have gone beyond procedural issues. No date was given for any future...

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Pleasanton Spokesman for Baha'i Faith Awaits Court Ruling

February 5, 2010

Author: Sophia Kazmi

Source: Contra Costa Times

http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_14343821?nclick_check=1

After seven Baha'i leaders were arrested in Iran in 2008 and accused of being spies, Farhad Sabetan got a phone call.

It was from Voice of America — a multimedia international broadcasting service funded by the U.S. government — seeking comment on the arrests.

The human rights violations...

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Baha'is Condemn Lack Of Due Process At Trial In Iran

January 31, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story/753

The Baha'i International Community has issued a statement condemning the trial of 16 individuals in Iran yesterday as a "violation of all internationally accepted standards of legal due process."

The statement highlights the lack of proper legal representation for the defendants and the use of unreliable "confessions" in the trial. One of the 16 on trial is a Baha'i.

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Detention Of Ten Baha’is Leads to Fears for Other Prisoners

January 27, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story/751

Concern is growing over the lack of information about the status of 10 Baha'is who were arrested earlier this month in Iran.

In addition to worry about their safety, there are fears that charges against these 10 will be used to create false evidence in court against the seven Baha'i leaders who have been held since 2008 and whose trial is set to resume on 7 February.

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