Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Friday, May 23, 2008

CHRC Chairman condemns arrests of Bahá’í leaders

Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA), Co-Chair of the Congressional Human Rights Caucus (CHRC), addressed Congress Wednesday to urge the House to condemn the Iranian government’s arrest of seven leaders of the Bahá’í community, his office said in a press release Friday.

Wolf decried the treatment of the Bahá’í minority at the hands of the repressive Iranian government, and cited a history of persecution against the group that culminated in the execution of 17 Bahá’í leaders in 1980. Wolf challenged the international community an Congress to not let such an incident happen again.

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