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Human Rights in Iran

Persecution of the Baha’is of Iran

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News stories »

Reports chronicling the persecution of the Baha’i community by the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Iran Update »

A summary, updated regularly, of the current situation of the Baha’i community of Iran.

Special reports

Closed Doors: Denial of Education in Iran »

Since 1979, the Iranian government has systematically sought to bar young members of the Baha’i community from higher education. These pages include background information on the campaign and articles about the latest developments.

The Seven Baha’i Leaders »

Articles and background information about the seven Iranian Baha’i leaders – their lives, their imprisonment and trial, and the allegations made against them. It tells their story as it unfolded over the past two years, as well as offering further resources about the persecution of Iran’s Baha’i community.

The Baha’is of Semnan »

Articles and background information about the case of the Baha’is of Semnan.

Comprehensive report »

“The Baha’i Question: Cultural Cleansing in Iran” provides an overview and documentation of the long campaign to stamp out Iran’s Baha’i community.