UN resolution voices global concern over human rights violations in Iran

18 December 2014

UNITED NATIONS — Today the UN General Assembly strongly expressed its concerns over ongoing human rights violations in Iran.

“Unfortunately, as today’s resolution demonstrates, Iranians do not enjoy even basic human rights, such as freedom of assembly or religious belief, and it is their own government that is the chief violator of their rights,” said Bani Dugal, the principal representative of the Baha'i International...

Hateful propaganda sparks concern for Baha’is of Rafsanjan

16 December 2014

NEW YORK — Against the backdrop of increasing economic pressures, a recent anti-Baha'i demonstration and a hateful speech delivered by a cleric have raised concerns for the safety of the Baha'is of Rafsanjan, a city in Iran.

Hojatoleslam Abbas Ramezani-Pour, the Friday prayer Imam of Rafsanjan, declared in a speech at the end of November that, according to religious fatwas, Baha'is are "unclean" and that it is "forbidden" to conduct business and trade with them.

"The rightful wishes of the people, which are that they [the Baha'is] should not be in this city, must be realized," Mr. Ramezani-Pour stated.

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