US lawmakers condemn persecution of Baha’is in Iran

Updated: Friday, October 23, 2009 10:00GMT—6:00AM/EST Washington, 23 October (WashingtonTV)—The US House of Representatives on Thursday passed a resolution condemning the Iranian government’s “state-sponsored persecution” of members of the Baha’i faith and its “continued violation of the International Covenants on Human Rights.” The resolution, passed by a vote of 402-2, was the 11th congressional resolution since 1982 to address the religious oppression of the Baha’is in Iran, according to the Baha’i World News Service. The resolution also calls on President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to condemn the persecution of Baha’is in Iran, and to demand the release of all religious prisoners, including seven Baha’is who have been detained for more than a year without a trial. “Today, the House of Representatives sends a signal to the Iranian regime, and it contains an important message,” Representative Mark Kirk said in a statement on the House floor. “The US Congress will expose this regime that murders innocent women and children in the streets and denies citizens’ basic human rights,” Kirk added. He called on the Islamic Republic to release all political prisoners and end its “igno… >>>

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