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    Sen's Daily: Iran: Keyvan Dehqani begins his sentence in Mashhad

    Sen's Daily: Iran: Keyvan Dehqani begins his sentence in Mashhad HRANA, November 25, 2013 'Keyvan Dehqani ( کیوان دهقانی ), a Bahai from Isfahan, was taken to Vakil Abad prison in Mashhad on November 14, to begin serving his...
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    Sen's Daily: Iran: Home searches and arrest of a Baha'i youth in Semnan

    Sen's Daily: Iran: Home searches and arrest of a Baha'i youth in Semnan HRANA, November 21, 2013 'Security agents have raided homes and arrested young Bahais in Semnan, under the pretext of enforcing the military service law...' Read more here: Home searches and arrest of Bahai youth in Semnan...
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    Baha'i World News Service: UN calls on Iran to live up to its human rights promises

    UN calls on Iran to live up to its human rights promises 19 November 2013 'UNITED NATIONS — Today's vote expressing concern over Iran's continued human rights violations demonstrates that the international community will not be swayed by mere promises of improvement, said the Baha'i...
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    Sen's Daily: Iran: 5 Baha'is begin their sentences in Mashhad

    Sen's Daily: Iran: 5 Baha'is begin their sentences in Mashhad HRANA, November 17, 2013 'On the morning of November 17, five Bahais from Mashhad reported to the authorities in response to sumonses, and were taken to Vakil Abad prison to begin serving their sentences. Their names are Their names...
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    Minority report: Why Baha’is face persecution in Iran By Reuters Staff

    Minority report: Why Baha’is face persecution in Iran By Reuters StaffNOVEMBER 11, 2013 (Multiple pictures of Baha’i religious leaders arrested in Iran are seen during a protest at Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro June 19, 2011. Picture taken June 19, 2011. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes) 'The...
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    The UN concerned about civil rights in Mauritania

    Geneva - October 22, 2013 - On 21 and 22 October 2013, took place the initial report of Mauritania on the implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. The report, which comes seven years after the ratification of the Covenant, is the first submitted by the State...
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    Saudi Arabian human rights lawyer sentenced to prison for demanding reforms

    Saudi Arabian human rights lawyer sentenced to prison for demanding reforms 'Today’s decision by a Jeddah criminal court to imprison a prominent human rights lawyer for having signed a pro-reform statement two years ago is yet another sign of the arbitrary nature of Saudi Arabia’s justice...
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    Nasim Baqeri Sentenced to 4 years in Prison

    Nasim Baqeri Sentenced to 4 years in Prison PCED, October 24 2013 'Nazim Baqeri, a Bahai from Tehran who was associated with the Bahai open university BIHE, has been sentenced to four years in prison. She was tried on October 8 on charges of endangering national security by membership of the...
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    Despite promises, Iran continues to violate human rights, says UN report

    Despite promises, Iran continues to violate human rights, says UN report 23 October 2013 Ahmed Shaheed, the UN Special Rapporteur on human rights in Iran. 'UNITED NATIONS — Despite recent signals by Iran that it intends to improve on its human rights record, there has been little evidence of...
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    Saudi Arabia under fire at U.N. over women's, migrant worker rights

    Saudi Arabia under fire at U.N. over women's, and migrant worker's rights Picture courtesy of blog: Saudi women say no to guardianship system (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's human rights record came under fire at the United Nations on Monday with critics accusing the kingdom of jailing activists...
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    Believers rights letter: England

    "SIR – We agree that the West must help persecuted Christians, whose plight has long been ignored in the media (Cristina Odone, Comment, September 26). However, rarely in these situations is one minority suffering alone. For instance, although Christians in Pakistan are being murdered with...
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    No Faith in the System

    "Atheists in Indonesia, who have gained little acceptance in a deeply religious society, often find themselves on the wrong side of the law It’s late on a muggy Sunday afternoon in a dimly lit coffee shop in south Jakarta. Many among those sipping cappuccinos use pseudonyms. The talk is about...
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    Sanandaj Court issued the order for destruction of Baha’i cemetery

    "The Islamic Revolutionary Court of Iran issued the order for the destruction of the Baha’i cemetery in the city of Sanandaj, which is located near the medical school in the city. According to Mohabbat News, per Kordestan News Agency, Jamal Haeri, one of the Baha’is of Sanandaj...
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    President Rouhani's UN speech and the question of human rights in Iran 25 Sept 2013

    "NEW YORK — Having heard Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's address to the United Nations today, the world will be watching to see how he will, beyond his general call for hope and moderation around the world, address the essential question of human rights in Iran. The Baha'i International...
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    Animal Welfare/Animal Rights

    Animals have played a large part in my life. I've always owned pet dogs and/or cats. I grew up around farming and ranching, so I've had considerable exposure to such creatures as horses, cows, sheep, goats, chickens and so on. I was taught to hunt and fish by my father -- and I continue those...
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    Calls on Iran to uphold rights to education:

    Calls for Iran to uphold right to education intensify Calls for Iran to uphold right to education intensify - Bahá'í World News Service GENEVA, 31 May 2012, (BWNS) – The Baha'i International Community has joined with 16 other non-governmental organizations to call upon the government of Iran...
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    Australian MPs call for human rights in Iran

    Australian MPs call upon Iran to protect human rights Australian MPs call upon Iran to protect human rights - Bahá'í World News Service CANBERRA, Australia, 14 February 2012, (BWNS) – In a motion supported by both government and opposition MPs in Australia's House of Representatives...
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    Romanians demand rights for Baha'is

    Romanian personalities demand human rights for Iran's Baha'is Romanian personalities demand human rights for Iran's Baha'is - Bahá'í World News Service BUCHAREST, Romania, 25 January 2012, (BWNS) – Almost 70 prominent Romanians are calling upon the government of Iran to grant Baha'is their...
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    How Iran violated a top student's rights

    Shohreh's story: How Iran violated a top student's rights GENEVA, 28 September 2011 (BWNS) – Like many young people the world over, Shohreh Rowhani grew up with high hopes of a good university education. But now she has run up against a system which – while promising opportunity on the...
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    New reports of Human Rights Violations..

    New reports of human rights violations highlight situation of Iran's Baha'is GENEVA, 23 August 2011 (BWNS) – Iran's treatment of its Baha'i citizens has been identified as a major area of concern in three important new surveys carried out by international human rights organizations. The...