Baha'i International
Baha'i International Community Releases New Statement
December 04, 2023 18:29 ET | U.S. Baha'i Office of Public Affairs
Washington, D.C., Dec. 04, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Over recent months, the Baha'i International Community and the U.S. Baha'i Office of Public Affairs have noticed a marked increase in persecution...
Iranian President Ra
Iranian President Raisi disregards human rights and calls for religious respect despite 44-year record of religious persecution and rights abuses
September 20, 2023 15:14 ET | Baha'i National Center
New York, Sept. 20, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NEW YORK—20 September 2023—The Baha’i International Community (BIC) highlighted Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi’s disregard for human rights in his...
U.S. House of Repres
U.S. House of Representatives Passes Resolution 492 Condemning the Persecution of Baha’is in Iran
September 12, 2023 19:49 ET | Baha'i National Center
Washington, DC, Sept. 12, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On September 12, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed Resolution 492, “Condemning the Government of Iran’s state-sponsored...
Mr. Jamaloddin Khanjani and daughter Maria
Iranian authorities arrest 90-year-old Baha’i and target 180 more in relentless spiral of persecution
August 16, 2023 16:28 ET | Baha'i National Center
GENEVA, Aug. 16, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mr. Jamaloddin Khanjani, a 90-year-old Baha’i in failing health who already served 10 years in prison for his Baha’i beliefs was arrested on 13 August in...
Yemen’s Houthi Grand
Yemen’s Houthi Grand Mufti targets Baha’is—UN Security Council to consider Yemen next week
June 09, 2023 13:38 ET | Baha'i National Center
New York, June 09, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A bloodcurdling sermon filled with disinformation and hate against Yemen’s Baha’i community was delivered at Friday prayers on 2 June, in the capital...
Armed Houthis attack
Armed Houthis attack peaceful Baha’i gathering, arresting at least 17, in fresh crackdown
May 26, 2023 17:58 ET | Baha'i National Center
New York, May 26, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Houthi gunmen have staged a violent raid on a peaceful gathering of Baha’is in Sanaa, Yemen, on 25 May, detaining and forcibly disappearing at least 17...
Ten Baha’i women exe
Ten Baha’i women executed together 40 years ago: Global campaign honors them in support of gender equality in Iran, calling for public creative contributions
May 15, 2023 11:33 ET | Baha'i National Center
Geneva, May 15, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The day of 18 June 2023 will mark 40 years since the Islamic Republic of Iran hanged 10 Baha'i women in a single night in a square in the city of Shiraz....
Oppressed in Life an
Oppressed in Life and Persecuted in Death: Baha'is Prevented from Dignified Burials in their Own Cemetery
April 03, 2023 16:10 ET | Baha'i National Center
Geneva, April 03, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A brazen and barbaric act by the Iranian authorities has emerged in recent days in Tehran.  A deceased Baha'i was buried on 30 March at Khavaran cemetery...
Iran issues more jai
Iran issues more jail terms against Baha'is in Iran – including a third former leader
February 22, 2023 14:37 ET | Baha'i National Center
Geneva, Feb. 22, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- This week, two Baha'i women in Iran, Mahvash Sabet and Fariba Kamalabadi, have entered the fourth month of unjust 10-year jail terms in Evin Prison....
Resolution condemnin
Resolution condemning Iranian persecution against Baha’is introduced in Senate
February 20, 2023 14:51 ET | Baha'i National Center
Washington, D.C., Feb. 20, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Senate Resolution 74 (S.Res.74), condemning the recent surge in state-sponsored persecution of the Baha’i community of Iran, was introduced on...