Information sources and news articles about persecution of the Baha'is of Iran

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A compilation of links to information sources and news articles about the human rights situation of the Baha'is in Iran


Iranpresswatch is a frequently updated web site with news articles about the persecution of the Baha'is of Iran:
Iran Press Watch - Iran Press Watch


Baha'i World News service - Iran update section
Iran Update Iran Update - Bahá'í World News Service
International Reaction
International reaction - Iran Update - Bahá'í World News Service
Media Reports
Media reports - Iran Update - Bahá'í World News Service
Photos
Photos - Iran Update - Bahá'í World News Service


The section of the official U.S. Baha'i web site about persecution of the Iranian Baha'i community
Persecution of Bahá'ís in Iran


The Baha'i Question - Cultural Cleansing in Iran
"The Bahá’í Question is maintained by the Office of Public Information of the Bahá’í International Community. Its purpose is to publicize the dire situation of the Bahá’ís in Iran to the general public as well as to journalists, academics, and researchers."

The Bahá'i Question

The Bahá'i Question

The Baha'i Question, first published in 1993, with updates in 1999 and 2005, the 2008 edition is offered here as a PDF.:

http://news.bahai.org/documentlibrary/TheBahaiQuestion.pdf


Other persecuted Baha'i communities:

Baha'i Faith in Egypt blog
Baha'i Faith in Egypt



2 web sites about Mona Mahmudnizhad(1965-1983). Mona was an Iranian Baha'i heroine/martyr/victim of oppression, who was executed at the young age of 17, for the crime of being Baha'i, along with 9 other young Baha'i women. Her heroism, the tragic pathos of her brief life, and her inspiring qualities have endeared her to Baha'is and others all over the world, inspiring a play, songs, a biographical book about her, and an upcoming movie called "Mona's dream".

Web site about Mona's dream, the upcoming movie about Mona:
Mona's Dream

Web site about the play "A dress for Mona". The biographical book "Mona's story" available here to be read for free:
The Story of Mona Mahmudnizhad


Links to statements of people who have expressed concern that genocide against the Baha'is of Iran is a possibility


The Threat of Genocide to the Baha’is of Iran
The Threat of Genocide to the Baha'is of Iran

Situations of Concern « The Sentinel Project for Genocide Prevention

http://thesentinelproject.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/preliminary-assessment-the-threat-of-genocide-to-the-bahais-of-iran.pdf

Genocide Against the Iranian Baha’is Is Possible
Genocide Against the Iranian Baha'is is Possible

Genocide Against the Iranian Baha'is is Possible



Lieutenant General Romeo Dallaire makes statement to Canadian Senate
Lieutenant General Romeo Dallaire makes statement to Canadian Senate - Iran Press Watch

Romeo Dallaire, expert on genocide, expresses concern for Baha'i community in Iran
Romeo Dallaire, expert on genocide, expresses concern for Baha'i community in Iran

Baha'i Community in Iran - Hon. Roméo Antonius Dallaire senate statement
Liberal Senate Forum | Statements & Hansard | Baha'i Community in Iran



U.S. Congressman Mark Kirk of Illinois -
Then They Came for the Baha'is

Office of the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives Current Vacancies

Congressman Mark Kirk: Then they came for the Baha’is - Iran Press Watch

U.S. House of Representatives Passes Resolution Condemning the Persecution of Baha'is of Iran


Links to web sites about human rights issues related to Iran, the Middle East or genocide which also mention the Iranian Baha'i community


The Muslim Network for Baha’i Rights | Defending the human rights of the Baha’i minority

Mideast Youth - Thinking Ahead

United4Iran

International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran

International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran – Reporters’ Guide for Interviewing Iranian Officials on Human Rights Issues

PDF copy of the Reporter's Guide
http://www.iranhumanrights.org/wp-content/uploads/Guide-Final-Web.pdf

Iran Human Rights Voice

RAHANA | Human Rights House of IRAN

Situations of Concern The Sentinel Project for Genocide Prevention

Report of the Secretary-General of the United Nations on the Situation of Human Rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran, October 1, 2008
International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran – Report of the Secretary-General on the Situation of Human Rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran

Report of the U.N. Secretary General on the Situation of Human Rights in Iran –
(report is dated 15 September 2010, but it was issued after a delay on October 14, 2010)
International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran – Report of the Secretary General on the Situation of Human Rights in Iran – 2010

PDF copy of the report from the un.org web site:
United Nations Official Document

Or the PDF copy of the report can be downloaded from here:
http://news.bahai.org/sites/news.bahai.org/files/documentlibrary/732_secretary_generals_report.pdf

( See also the related Baha'i World News Service article:
http://bahaiforums.com/news/2353-bwns-un-secretary-general-voices-concern-over-human-rights-abuses-iran.html )


Universal House of Justice Messages to Iranian Baha'is

November 26, 2003, letter of the Universal House of Justice to the Baha'is of Iran (in English)
A Profound Statement - Iran Press Watch

November 26, 2003, letter of the Universal House of Justice to the Baha'is of Iran (PDF in Farsi)
http://www.iranpresswatch.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/2003_1126_uhj_dayofCovenant_P.pdf

7 messages of the Universal House of Justice to Iranian Baha'is from May 19, 2008 to March 05, 2009
Messages of the Universal House of Justice - Iran Press Watch

2 messages from the Universal House of Justice to the Baha'is of Iran, dated March 18, 2009 and March 26, 2009.
Two Messages from the Universal House of Justice - Iran Press Watch

Message from the Universal House of Justice to the Baha’is of Iran, dated 23 June 2009.
The Universal House of Justice addresses a message to the Baha

Open letter from the Baha'i International Community to the head of Iran's judiciary, 7 December 2010:
Open letter speaks out for the rights of all Iranians

Naw-Ruz message from the Universal House of Justice to the Baha’is in Iran, March 22nd, 2011
http://www.iranpresswatch.org/post/7547

Universal House of Justice message to Egyptian Baha'is, in English and Arabic, December 2006:
http://info.bahai.org/pdf/21-12-06_uhj_lettertoegypt_english.pdf

http://info.bahai.org/pdf/21-12-06_uhj_lettertoegypt_arabic.pdf

Baha'i Faith in Egypt: To the Baha'is of Egypt: From the Universal House of Justice