The Baha’i International Community Responds to Iran

7 Imprisoned Baha'i Leaders in Iran

7 Imprisoned Baha'i Leaders in Iran

The Baha’i International community released a statement last week in response to Ayatollah Qorban-Ali Dorri-Najafabadi, the Prosecutor General of the Islamic Republic of Iran, who declared illegal on 15 Feb 2009 the ad hoc arrangements that tend to the spiritual and social affairs of the Baha’i community of Iran. The ad hoc arrangements, which include the Yaran and the Khadimin, the Baha’i administrative leadership at the national and local levels respectively, will close their functioning to remain obedient to the government. To read the letter click here.

The Yaran, which consists of the 7 Baha’is imprisoned since last year (pictured above) remain without access to their lawyer, Nobel Laureate Shirin Ebadi, and still face trial in Iran with the possibility of the death penalty.   Thankfully, there is action in the House of Representatives and the Senate to condemn the Iranian government actions.

If you haven’t already contacted our Congressman, Adam Schiff, to support H. Res 175, then here is his contact form.

A similar resolution is now on the floor of the Senate, so if you feel so moved, please contact our Senators too:
Barbara Boxer
Dianne Feinstein

Thanks for your support!

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