Persecution of Baha’is and the Iranian Presidential Elections
IRANPRESSWATCH / Wahied Wahdat-Hagh
04-Jun-2009 (3 comments)

In the run-up to to the so-called presidential elections in Iran, the persecution of Baha’is has become a political issue. Jamila Kadivar speaks of the rights that members of the religious community of Baha’i have as Iranians. In the meanwhile, during an election rally in Isfahan young Baha’is demanded their right to be admitted to college and university. In Iran, only four Islamists from the group of the founders compete for the position of the Iranian President: current officeholder Mahmoud Ahmadinejad; Mohsen Rezai, ex-general of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards and “moderate conservative”; Mehdi Karroubi, co-founder of the Association of Combatant Clerics Party; and Mir-Hossein Mousavi, ex-Prime Minister

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Tired? Think how the Baha'is of Iran Feel.

by My Opinion (not verified) on

Dear Anonymous8161,

The persecution of Baha'is is extreme. No higher education! No right to burial! No protection of civil rights whatsoever!!! In who's book is this acceptable?

BTW, usually Baha'is of Iran are told they will have all the rights of a good Muslim if they just deny their Faith. All they have to do is sign a small piece of paper and suddenly everything is okay!


Does an Iranian Muslims, Kurd, Baluch, or Persian have to deny WHO or WHAT he/she is in order to live freely in his/her own country?

In America we have a saying: if it walks like a duck and quacks like a a duck, IT IS A DUCK.

An injustice to one, IS INJUSTICE TO ALL. If it walks like injustice and smells like injustice, IT IS INJUSTICE! If we want a better world we can't remain indifferent.

Don't you care? Fortunately there are other people around the world (including concerned Iranians) who care and they have brought attention to the situation of Iranaian Baha'is.

If the human rights of the most lowly minority is improved, don't you think the whole nation would improve? Anonymous8161, i am sorry you feel so tired.

Think how the Baha'is of Iran feel.


we are ashamed

by hamid 63 (not verified) on

this statement is really what the people of Iran feel about such injustice ;




by Anonymous8161 (not verified) on

what percentage of Iranians are comprised of Baha'is? 1%? 0.5%? Yet, it seems 25% of the articles on deal with the Baha'i issue. Maybe it's me, but I'm tired of this lopsided coverage of human rights issues in Iran. How about the rights of Muslims (Shia and Sunni), Kurds, Baluch, Persians, etc.?