Editor’s Note: Last October, the Iranian parliament voted in favour of a draft bill which would make the death penalty compulsory for all male apostates, while female apostates must live out their years in prison. If this bill is passed it will jeopardise the future of all Baha’is and Christian in Iran. The bill was hardly mentioned in the international press.
by Theresa Malinowska (Guardian UK)
In Iran, Christians like Maryam Rostampour and Marzieh Amirzadeh face detention without charge, just for practising their beliefs
There’s no shortage of press coverage on Iran. Its ambitious nuclear programme combines with a steady flow of delusional commentary from President Ahmadinejad to ensure it a permanent presence on the international media stage.
What we rarely get to hear about in detail is the damage the Iranian ruling elite causes its own citizens on a daily basis.
Since the Islamic revolution, the 300,000-strong Baha’i community has faced consistent discrimination in Iran. They... >>>
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