Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Iran’s Baha’is face ongoing persecution

Despite mounting international pressure, circumstances for Baha’is, as well as other religious minorities, continue to deteriorate in Iran, the Middle East Times reported Monday.

In December, the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution expressing “serious concern” over the worsening human rights situation in Iran, specifically mentioning the ongoing persecution of the Baha’i. It recognizes and condemns “attacks on Baha’is and their faith in state sponsored media, increasing evidence of efforts by the state to identify and monitor Baha’is and prevention of Baha’is from attending university and from sustaining themselves economically.”

The resolution marks the twentieth time since 1985 that the U.N. has stated its concern about the situation of this group.

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