Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Baha’is detained in Iran

Three Iranian Baha’is have been jailed for four years, charged with spreading propaganda and proselytizing under pretence of charity work, BBC News reported Tuesday.

According to the article, fifty-one others were sentenced to suspended prison terms on the condition that they attend courses by state propaganda officials.

Iran does not recognize the Baha’i faith, which is a branch of Islam that began in the mid-nineteenth century. Baha’is are barred from public sector jobs and can only attend public schools and universities if they hide their faith.

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