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Omid Djalili – The Baha’is in Iran

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Omid Djalili, British actor and comedian, appeals for support of the Baha’i leaders in Iran who have recently been sentenced to 20 years in prison. These are ordinary people, absolutely innocent of any wrongdoing. They have been held for two years in Evin prison without access to proper legal representation and the trial proceedings were [...]

Secretary Clinton condemns 20-year sentences for Iranian Baha’i leaders

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August 13, 2010 - 3:16pm U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton issued a statement yesterday, August 12, condemning the recent sentencing of seven Iranian Baha’i leaders each to 20 years in prison. The United States is deeply concerned with the Iranian government’s continued persecution of Baha'is and other religious minority communities in Iran,” Secretary [...]

International outcry at prison sentences for Iranian Baha’i leaders

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11 August 2010 GENEVA — 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 [...]

Reports say Iran’s Baha’i leaders "sentenced"

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NEW YORK — The Baha'i International Community has received reports indicating that seven Iranian Baha'i leaders have each received jail sentences of 20 years. The two women and five men have been held in Tehran's notorious Evin prison since they were arrested in 2008 – six of them on 14 May and one of them [...]

Fourth court date for imprisoned Baha’i leaders set for 12 June

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GENEVA — The seven Baha'i leaders imprisoned for more than two years in Iran are scheduled to make their fourth court appearance on 12 June, the Baha'i International Community has learned.

The date coincides with the first anniversary of last year's contested presidential election in Iran, as well as a global day of action aimed at calling attention to human rights abuses in that country.

Court date for Baha’i leaders now announced as 10 April

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22 February 2010 GENEVA — The third court session for seven Baha'i leaders imprisoned in Iran is scheduled for 10 April, a day earlier than originally announced. Diane Ala'i, representative of the Baha'i International Community to the United Nations in Geneva, said attorneys in Iran have now received written notice of the court date, confirming [...]