Watch online Belief Behind Bars LiveStream Remarks from Special Guests: U.S. Senator Mark Kirk U.S. Representative Michael Grimm Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights Kathleen Fitzpatrick Iraj Kamalabadi, brother of imprisoned Baha'i in Iran CSI Miami star Eva LaRue Musical performances by Grammy-award winner KC Porter with Bahi and Momo Loudiyi WASHINGTON—Concern in [...]
On January 9, 2011, Baha'is and friends gathered at the Portland Baha'i Center for a devotional and informational event to honor and offer support for the Iranian Baha'is imprisoned by the Iranian government. Dr. John Ng delivered the opening remarks. For more information on the plight of the Iranian Baha'is, visit http://iran.bahai.us/overview/.
In cities and villages across the globe, Baha'is are gathering in prayer to support the seven Baha'i leaders who have been imprisoned in Iran for the past two and a half years: Mrs. Fariba Kamalabadi, Mr. Jamaloddin Khanjani, Mr. Afif Naimi, Mr. Saeid Rezaie, Mrs. Mahvash Sabet, Mr. Behrouz Tavakkoli and Mr. Vahid Tizfahm. These [...]
On December 3, U.S. Senator Sam Brownback introduced a resolution condemning Iran for its state-sponsored persecution of religious minorities and its continued violation of the International Covenants on Human Rights. “We are deeply grateful to Senator Brownback and all those who have contributed to a strong legacy of U.S. congressional support for international religious freedom,” [...]
NEW YORK — In an open letter to the head of Iran's Judiciary, the Baha'i International Community today contrasted the country's persecution of Baha'is with Iran's own call for Muslim minorities to be treated fairly in other countries. "We...request that the Baha'is in that country be granted their full rights of citizenship, in order that [...]
On October 8, five Baha’is from the Portland area met with Jeanne Atkins, State Director of Senator Jeff Merkley’s Office to raise awareness of the persecutions of the Bahai's in Iran and specifically the plight of the seven Baha’i leaders imprisoned there. The delegation, which included Merat Bagha, Farzaneh Kord, Jacqueline Left Hand Bull, John [...]
16 September 2010 NEW YORK — The 20-year prison sentences received by Iran's seven Baha'i leaders have reportedly been reduced. The Baha'i International Community has learned that the lawyers representing the seven were informed orally yesterday that the 20-year jail terms have now been changed to 10 years. The seven - Fariba Kamalabadi, Jamaloddin Khanjani, [...]