News Releases

2 November 2006: IRAN STEPS UP SECRET MONITORING OF BAHA'IS

In an ominous move, Iran's Ministry of Interior has ordered officials throughout the country to step up the surveillance of Iranian Baha'is...More>

2 July 2006: IRAN CONFISCATES BAHA'IS' PROPERTIES, SAYS UN

Baha'is in Iran face discriminatory housing policies, including "the abusive use of property confiscation," said a United Nations report released at a news conference last week....More>

27 June 2006: PATTERN OF ARREST AND RELEASE CONTINUES IN IRAN

Baha'is arrested and imprisoned in recent weeks without charge in Shiraz and Hamadan, Iran, have been released, most on the basis of some collateral...More>

22 June 2006: EGYPT'S COURT POSTPONES HEARING

Egypt's Supreme Administrative Court has postponed until 16 September its hearing on a government appeal of a ruling in favor of a Baha'i couple...More>

15 June 2006: EGYPTIAN GOVERNMENT CHALLENGES BAHA'IS' CIVIL RIGHTS ON APPEAL -- COURT HEARING SET FOR MONDAY, 19 JUNE, IN CAIRO

Proponents of religious freedom around the world are expected to watch closely the appeal by the government of a case on which an Egyptian court will hold a hearing next Monday....More>

26 May 2006: UPDATE ON ARRESTS IN SHIRAZ

After their arrests on 19 May in Shiraz, Iran, three Baha'is remain in jail while 51 others have been released on bail... More>

24 May 2006: FIFTY-FOUR BAHÁ'ÍS ARRESTED IN IRAN

Iranian officials have arrested 54 Bahá'ís in the city of Shiraz, the Bahá'í International Community has learned. They are mostly youth and were all engaged in humanitarian service when they were arrested... More>

20 March 2006: UN RELIGIOUS FREEDOM OFFICIAL EXPRESSES FEARS FOR BAHÁ'ÍS IN IRAN

Representatives of the Bahá'í International Community reacted with alarm today to a United Nations official’s statement about actions of the Iranian government against the Bahá'ís in Iran... More>
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