Iranian Baha’i refugee recounts journey to freedom in new novel

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October 25, 2010 Even as a child, Roya Movafegh knew her story had to be told—a family’s perilous journey through the Pakistani desert, fleeing religious persecution in Iran. As Bahá’ís, there was no question what their fate would be if they were discovered and returned to Iran, where more than 200 Bahá’ís were killed in [...]

Homes demolished in campaign to drive Baha’is out of Iranian village


GENEVA — Homes belonging to some 50 Baha’i families in a remote village in northern Iran have been demolished as part of a long-running campaign to expel them from the region. The action occurred in Ivel, Mazandaran, when inhabitants – incited by elements inimical to the Baha’i community – blocked normal access to the village, [...]

Azar Nafisi on Baha’i Human Rights in Iran


Azar Nafisi on Baha’i Human Rights in Iran. New York Times best-selling author Azar Nafisi, author of “Reading Lolita in Tehran,” speaks out on behalf of the Baha’is in Iran at a public event held on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009, in Washington, D.C.