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  • October 30

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    29 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    My object is none other than the betterment of the world and the tranquillity of its peoples. The well-being of mankind, its peace and security, are unattainable unless and until its unity is firmly established. ~ Bahá’u’lláh The post October 30 appeared first on Bahái Words.
  • October 29

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    28 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    That seeker must at all times put his trust in God, must renounce the peoples of the earth, detach himself from the world of dust, and cleave unto Him Who is the Lord of Lords. ~ Bahá’u’lláh The post October 29 appeared first on Bahái Words.
  • October 27

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    26 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    For the attributes of the people of faith are justice and fair-mindedness; forbearance and compassion and generosity; consideration for others; candor, trustworthiness, and loyalty; love and loving-kindness; devotion and determination and humanity. If therefore an individual is truly righteous, he will avail himself of all those means which will attract the hearts of men, and through the attributes of God he will draw them to the straight path of faith and cause them to drink from the river of everlasting life. ~ Abdu’l-Bahá The Secret of Divine Civilization The post October 27…
  • October 28

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    27 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    The Heavenly Books, the Bible, the Qur’an, and the other Holy Writings have been given by God as guides into the paths of Divine virtue, love, justice and peace. ~ ‘Abdu’l-Bahá The post October 28 appeared first on Bahái Words.
  • Baha'i Faith featured in iWonder

    Baha'i World News Service Headlines
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    London, 20 October 2014—iWonder, the BBC’s educational site, has featured the Baha'i Faith today in its newest piece. Titled, “Can a religion accept other faiths as true?” the multimedia article highlights the central Baha'i belief that all of the world’s great religions are equally valid. It also provides a brief historical account of the origins of the Baha'i Faith and the vision...
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    Baha'i World News Service Headlines

  • Baha'i Faith featured in iWonder

    20 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    London, 20 October 2014—iWonder, the BBC’s educational site, has featured the Baha'i Faith today in its newest piece. Titled, “Can a religion accept other faiths as true?” the multimedia article highlights the central Baha'i belief that all of the world’s great religions are equally valid. It also provides a brief historical account of the origins of the Baha'i Faith and the vision...
  • Documentary film charts Iranian Baha'is' peaceful response to oppression

    28 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    LONDON — A powerful new documentary film, telling the story of the Baha'is of Iran and their peaceful response to decades of state-sponsored persecution, had its UK premiere on 12 September. Using interviews, personal stories, and archival footage – often smuggled out of Iran at great personal risk – the film, titled To Light a Candle, highlights the constructive resilience of...
  • Iran's national university entrance guide discriminates against a wide range of potential students

    25 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    The university entrance guide for Iran's national university system, which must be followed by all students seeking to study at both public and private colleges and universities in Iran, is quite specific about what beliefs applicants must have before applying for a university place. Specifically, according to page four of the 2014 version of the booklet, those seeking university entry must...
  • Iran switches tactics to conceal how it prevents Baha'is from entering university

    25 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    TEHRAN — Shadan Shirazi had always been an exemplary student, showing special strength in math and science, according to numerous accounts in the Persian media. So it was not surprising that she scored well when she took the college entrance examination in math and physics. In fact, she placed 113th out of all Iranians – estimated to be more than a million – who took college entrance...
  • Human rights and the Baha'i question absent from President Rouhani’s UN speech

    25 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's speech to the United Nations today failed to address a number of fundamental human rights issues in Iran, including the reason for Iran's continued unjust persecution of Baha'is. "A year ago, President Rouhani came to office making numerous promises to improve the human rights situation in Iran, including a pledge to end religious discrimination," said Bani...
 
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    Bahái Words

  • October 30

    Words
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    My object is none other than the betterment of the world and the tranquillity of its peoples. The well-being of mankind, its peace and security, are unattainable unless and until its unity is firmly established. ~ Bahá’u’lláh The post October 30 appeared first on Bahái Words.
  • October 29

    Words
    28 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    That seeker must at all times put his trust in God, must renounce the peoples of the earth, detach himself from the world of dust, and cleave unto Him Who is the Lord of Lords. ~ Bahá’u’lláh The post October 29 appeared first on Bahái Words.
  • October 28

    Words
    27 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    The Heavenly Books, the Bible, the Qur’an, and the other Holy Writings have been given by God as guides into the paths of Divine virtue, love, justice and peace. ~ ‘Abdu’l-Bahá The post October 28 appeared first on Bahái Words.
  • October 27

    Words
    26 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    For the attributes of the people of faith are justice and fair-mindedness; forbearance and compassion and generosity; consideration for others; candor, trustworthiness, and loyalty; love and loving-kindness; devotion and determination and humanity. If therefore an individual is truly righteous, he will avail himself of all those means which will attract the hearts of men, and through the attributes of God he will draw them to the straight path of faith and cause them to drink from the river of everlasting life. ~ Abdu’l-Bahá The Secret of Divine Civilization The post October 27…
  • October 26

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    25 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    God leaves not His children comfortless, but, when the darkness of winter overshadows them, then again He sends His Messengers, the Prophets, with a renewal of the blessed spring. ~ ‘Abdu’l-Bahá The post October 26 appeared first on Bahái Words.
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    The Baha'i Community of Arlington, Virginia

  • Celebrating the birth of the Báb, Bahá’u’lláh’s herald

    Mitko
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:45 am
    “The path to guidance is one of love and compassion, not of force and coercion.” — The Báb On Monday, October 20, 2014, from noon till 4 pm, the Bahá’is of Arlington, VA will join neighboring communities in celebrating the Birth of the Báb, with a picnic and devotional program hosted by the Bahá’i community of Falls Church, at Cherry Hill Park. Annual Birth of the Bab Celebration – Oct. 20 – Cherry Hill Park, Falls Church, VA The Bahá’í Faith traces its origin to 1844 and the announcement by a young man, Siyyid ‘Ali-Muhammad, in Shiraz, Persia. He…
  • Commemoration of the Martyrdom of the Bab

    Mitko
    8 Jul 2014 | 7:36 am
    The Martyrdom of the Báb, the forerunner of the Baha’i Faith, took place on July 9, 1850 at noon. An event with no parallel in history save the crucifixion of Jesus, it is commemorated as a solemn Holy Day by Bahá’ís around the world. The holy day commemorates the anniversary of the execution of the Bab, the herald of the Baha’i Faith, by a firing squad on July 9, 1850, in Tabriz, Persia. It is one of the nine holy days of the year when work, for Baha’is, is suspended. There are no prescribed activities for this solemn day, but usually Baha’is will gather to read from…
  • Arlington Baha’is celebrate the Declaration of the Bab

    Mitko
    23 May 2014 | 11:42 am
    A group of Arlington Baha’is, joined by a Chilean guest, gathered in the evening of May 22, 2014 to commemorate the Declaration of the Bab, marking 170 full years since the beginning of the Baha’i Faith! While sharing light refreshments, the friends viewed a video presentation about the house of the youthful Messenger of God whose title the Bab means the Gate to the knowledge of God. The gathering continued with spiritually-uplifting conversations about the momentous event which took place 170 years ago in the city of Shiraz, Iran, and concluded with songs and the reading…
  • Ridvan Festival

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    20 Apr 2014 | 10:53 am
    The Baha’ís in Arlington begin celebrating their holiest religious festival at sunset on Sunday, April 20, 2014. It is also the time during which the community will elect a new Local Spiritual Assembly, the governing body for the Arlington Baha’í community. Shrine of the Bab in Haifa, Israel. The Festival of Ridvan is a twelve-day period commemorating Baha’u’llah’s announcement of His claim to prophethood and his departure from Baghdad in 1863, observed from sunset 20 April to sunset, 2 May. The first, ninth and twelfth days of Ridvan are major Bahá’í holy days on…
 
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    teaching.bahai.us

  • "How does someone introduce the Baha'i Faith without having a debate?"

    Teaching blog
    6 Oct 2014 | 1:52 pm
    Recently, the Baha’is were contacted by someone through www.bahai.us and asked this question:How [does someone] introduce the Baha'i Faith to other people w/o having a debate?” This is of course a wonderful question, and the response that was provided by a Baha'i is as follows . . . . There is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about becoming a better teacher of the Baha’i Faith by attending a study circle, or informal, small study group using the book “Teaching the Cause,” the sixth book in a series of books published by the Ruhi Institute that all Baha’is are…
  • "Baha'i might fulfill our needs"

    Teaching blog
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Jennifer first discovered the Baha'i Faith by driving past the Baha'i House of Worship located in Wilmette Illinois.  Here is what that discovery now means to her. I passed the Baha'i temple and thought it was absolutely beautiful.  I googled what it was . . . I didn't even know a religion like this existed. It is exactly what I believe essentially.  I was raised Greek Orthodox, and I enjoyed it, but I just feel like I am not exclusively Christian.  In fact, I am simply in support of all religions and anybody working towards peace.  I have a 3 month old baby and would…
  • "God has sent me to you . . ."

    Teaching blog
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Jack simply shared this . . . I’ve prayed for guidance and god has sent me to you. I’ve never heard about you from any other source.
  • "Lots of people are ready for this"

    Teaching blog
    22 Sep 2014 | 12:25 pm
    Jerry, age 30, who inquired about the Baha'i Faith, then later registered his formal declaration to become a member, shared this about him beliefs.Lots of people are ready for this; the world is becoming ripe for this message. I already have come to all of the exact same conclusions in my own religious-free spiritual development. Thank God Baha'u'llah has come.  I have often wondered how this truth would get out to the masses  . . . He was a master teacher. Looking very forward to having a life as an active participant within the Baha'i faith. Excited!! Never thought this would…
  • The Baha'i Faith "is so nourishing, and I cannot get enough of it"

    Teaching blog
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:15 am
    Recently, Keith contacted by Baha'is having visited a website about the Baha'i Faith.  Here is how Keith described his journey thus far.I have been a spiritual wonderer for over three decades and haven't found a spiritual home, but if I ever did have a permanent spiritual home, it is with Baha'i.  I've been investigating and learning for a little over 2 weeks.  It is so nourishing, and I cannot get enough of it.Upon receiving communication from two Baha’is, Keith shared what he enjoyed about the explanation of the core tenets of the Baha'i Faith, which were shared concisely…
 
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    Bahais Online

  • Baha'i Haifa, Banana St. and the ultimate Other

    25 Oct 2014 | 7:03 am
    A few weeks ago, my dear friend Osnat had an interesting experience on the slopes of Mt. Carmel. It happened when she came to visit the famed Baha’i Gardens: an astounding pillar of greenery rising up from Haifa’s port district, crowned by the golden-domed Mausoleum. The group climbed down the higher tiers of the garden, descending toward the Tomb of the Bab – the Baha’i faith’s major prophet. There are 18 tiers in all. They reflect the pillars of faith as described by the Bab, and also provide a fairly nice framework for a guided tour. A basic introduction is given at the top, with…
  • Kisaasi (Uganda) residents protest Bahais' refusal to allow road construction

    19 Oct 2014 | 6:29 pm
    Residents of Kisaasi -Kikaya Zone in Kampala have held a peaceful demonstration against the Bahai Worship Centre for refusing KCCA and Energo Construction company to construct a road through their land until they are compensated Ushs3 billion. [$US1.1 million] Residents of Kisaasi -Kikaya Zone have held a peaceful demonstration against the Bahai Worship Centre for refusing KCCA and Energo Construction company to construct a road through their land until they are compensated 3 billion shillings. The residents led by the Kawempe North MP Latiff Ssebagala have given Bahai an ultimatum of two…
  • Love Means Rebuilding

    11 Oct 2014 | 7:11 pm
    First I want to tell you a quick story about a city. My city. Then we’ll talk about what it can mean for the growth of your local Baha’i community. Many older Baha’is think back longingly on the 60’s and 70’s as a kind of golden era when the community was bigger, more energetic, and it was changing the world. My wife and I recently moved to Jersey City, New Jersey, so close to Manhattan that we’re staring it in the face every morning when we wake up. JC is the definition of an up-and-coming town — there are a handful of high-rises under construction at any given time, there are…
  • Being Baha’i and Gay

    16 Sep 2014 | 8:29 am
    Allah’u’abha! I am a 41 year-old third-generation Baha’i. I’m also gay. On the six-point Kinsey scale I eventually nailed myself as 4.5, which is at about the 75 percent mark across the scale (0 totally straight, 3 bisexual, and 6 totally homosexual). Sadly, this means to me that 75 percent or so of my sexual interest is devoted towards men. Woops, I am one, and people have a problem with that. I met a Baha’i recently who told me he had — living in Seattle — never even met a gay Baha’i, and so after some thought, I’ve decided to share a little of my journey from a man that…
  • Help! Bahais are taking over the gardens!

    16 Sep 2014 | 8:21 am
    The latest story in Iran’s government-approved media is that Bahais are up to no good in an extensive park on the Western outskirts of Tehran, on the road to Kharaj, known as the Vardavard gardens. A google search at 17.30 GMT today found 408 media sites expressing their concern at Bahai activities in the area, in identical words. The stories have two different titles: “The Vardavard gardens are a safe place for immoral Bahai activities” [example…
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    A Wayfarer's Tales

  • Update

    23 Oct 2014 | 12:43 am
    I've suspended all of my Internet projects indefinitely, but I don't want to abandon my blogs completely. I'll try to say briefly where I was in my projects, and what I might do if I ever go back online.Please don't anyone ever hesitate to comment or to contact me, just because I haven't posted for many months. I want to remember that, myself, when I find blogs that interest me, without any recent posts.I'll list some of my past projects and potential future projects, then discuss where I am with them.1. Fellowship with some of the people I see being stigmatized and marginalized the most.2.
  • Surf's up!

    21 Dec 2013 | 6:35 pm
    image credit: Stephen McCulloch,via WikipediaRecently I crossed the path of a huge wave of idle contention on the Internet, and I went tumbling head over heels. My head is still spinning, and I'm still floundering around, dazed, trying to get back to the shore.What knocked me off my feet was not the wave itself. It was the undertow.Now I'm wondering if it could serve any of my purposes to learn to ride those waves. If nothing else, it might help me avoid being knocked over by them.
  • Things to consult about with friends, family members, and others.

    18 Dec 2013 | 5:57 am
    This is just a bullet list of some of my current visions and goals. I'll post later about my strategies and lines of action.- Learning to be a pure channel of God's grace.- Learning to be more places, more of the time, where God can do more with me.- Learning to be a better person, a better friend and a better neighbor.- Practicing and promoting loving devotion to the best interests of our communities.- Learning to better encourage and support more individual initiatives.- Practicing and promoting fellowship across religious and other ideological divides.- Special attention to some of the…
  • Joy from watching companionship

    1 Dec 2013 | 4:18 am
    Yesterday, while Patty was shopping on and around the walking street, I spent some time sitting on a bench, practicing keeping my heart open to God. I looked around and up at the sky for a while, then I remembered being filled with joy once before, sitting on the walking street, watching people go by. At first I couldn't remember how that happened, then I remembered that I had watched people laughing and having fun together. I didn't see as much of that this time, but I did see a lot of companionship in groups of various sizes. After I watched that for a while, I felt so much joy that it…
  • Raising our banners

    22 Nov 2013 | 4:00 pm
    This is about my Baha'i banner, but some of these thoughts might interest people rallying around other banners, religious or not.Recently I've been trying to learn to proclaim the cause of Baha'u'llah more openly and continually on facebook. Pondering why I haven't done so before, I remember noticing years ago that all the things I was trying to tell people in Internet discussions were things they really already knew, and were just choosing to ignore. I gave up trying to tell people things, and since then I've mostly just devoted myself to teaching with my actions. That applies especially to…
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    Hadley-Ives family update

  • 11 Oct 2014 | 10:58 am

    11 Oct 2014 | 10:58 am
    I've read the generalization that all religions can be misused to support violence, and the sweeping accusation that all religions have in fact been used to support atrocities and violence.  I think, however, that this is not technically correct.  My understanding is that there are several religions for which nonviolence and anti-warfare principles are central to the core belief system, and I am unaware that these religions or sects have perpetuated any atrocities, violent persecutions, wars, or generally supported aggressive warfare or communal violence.  I would include in…
  • Thoughts on UFOs and aliens.

    25 Aug 2014 | 11:49 pm
    What are UFOs?  I don’t know what they are, but people continue to see objects in the sky (and rarely, on the ground, or on water, or under water) that they can’t identify.  The objects are usually stars, planets, planes, human satellites, balloons, experimental aircraft, drones, meteors, bolids, strange weather phenomena, hallucinations, or other things that have no supernatural or extraterrestrial origins.  There are also many reports that are hoaxes, or honest witnesses who have been deceived by hoaxes. But, I’m convinced there is a residue of sightings that are still…
  • We have lasted some 400 years.

    12 Mar 2014 | 6:51 pm
    I've been thinking of how spectacle distracts and numbs people so they won't take time to live authentic lives and make meaningful connections with others and that sort of thing.  Today I happened to see a headline that distracted me: "Dem Congresswoman Says the Constitution is 400 Years Old" and I wondered if an elected representative had actually been so ignorant, but when I read what the woman (Sheila Jackson Lee) had said, I realized the article and headline were very, very misleading.  She had not claimed the Constitution was 400 years old, she had said, with reasonable…
  • Musings on why I believe in life after death.

    11 Mar 2014 | 12:43 am
    Last night I was having a conversation with some friends, and one of them asked me whether I believed in life after death.  I hesitated, and then answered, "yes" because I do.  I had hesitated because I suspect the existence we experience after death is so different from what we imagine, and our "identity" or "self" is so different in that existence, that it might not really be accurate to consider it the same life we have here continued into another place.  That is, I don't expect to find us in a heaven such as is conventionally imagined or reported in some of the…
  • What is the Catholic Church For?

    13 Sep 2013 | 11:38 am
    I mainly use Facebook as a source for referrals to interesting web content, as I have many friends who post links to articles or videos they found worth sharing, and quite often I follow these links.  This is far more fruitful than random web surfing, if I'm looking for stimulating or inspiring content.Today one of my friends posted a link to a 30-second excerpt of Stephen Fry complaining about the Catholic Church.  The source was Upworthy, which has lately become a source for quite a bit of content my friends share on Facebook; Upworthy has a pretty good record of…
 
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    Iran Press Watch

  • Harassment and Threats against Baha’is in Semnan, Followed by Destruction of Their Property

    editor
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:54 am
    Source: cshr.org.uk/human-rights-portal/reports/2758 Centre for Supporters of Human Rights* Human Rights Magazine – News Translation by Iran Press Watch Centre for Supporters of Human Rights, Narges Tavassolian: A number of credible sources have reported intensifying harassment and persecution of Baha’i citizens in the city of Semnan. Based on these reports, more than 50 per cent of the Baha’is in this city don’t have the right to earn a living. Nearly 30 per cent of the city’s Baha’is are either incarcerated or involved in lengthy interrogations by the Ministry of Information.
  • Fifty Businesses Closed down following Bahai Holy Day Observances

    editor
    27 Oct 2014 | 11:11 pm
    Source: hra-news.org/fa/religious-minorities/b-196 Translation by Iran Press Watch Over fifty Bahai-run businesses were shut down on October 26, in Bandar Abbas, Kerman, Rafsanjan, and Jiroft. October 25 and 26 this year corresponded to the first and second day of Muharram in the Islamic lunar calendar — days on which Baha’is in the Islamic world celebrated the births of the Bab and Baha’u’llah. These businesses were shut down under the pretext that they were closed on the above-mentioned Baha’i holidays *.   * Baha’i businesses in Iran are required not to close for…
  • I Wish God Would Send Another Messenger, so They Would Leave Us Alone

    editor
    26 Oct 2014 | 7:29 pm
    Source: www.roozonline.com/persian/news/newsitem/article/-8be3372a21.html Translation by Iran Press Watch     Wednesday October 22 Baha’i prisoners from Gorgan at Raja’i Shahr Prison By Masood Bastani   They are seven.  These seven are known as ideological prisoners amongst the political prisoners of Raja’i Shahr Prison, Baha’is from Gorgan who were arrested two years ago and have been imprisoned since.  Their names are usually listed among the ideological/political prisoners; in the annual census of Human Rights Activists, their share is merely one number among…
  • Beyond Human Rights: Building a World on Empathy

    editor
    25 Oct 2014 | 2:03 pm
    Source: www.cbc.ca/ideas/episodes/2014/09/18/beyond-human-rights/  4 September 2014 By Payam Akhavan Vancouver Human Rights Lecture I am honoured to deliver this year’s Vancouver Human Rights Lecture. I am most grateful for the invitation extended to me by the Laurier Institution,CBC Radio One, UBC Continuing Studies, and Alumni UBC. I also recognize that we are gathered today on the ancestral lands of the Musqueam First Nation. May their spirit grant us greater wisdom. What I hope to share with you tonight are a series of reflections based on twenty-five years of human rights work, and…
  • Farhad Eghbali Transferred to Raja’i Shahr Prison

    editor
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:04 pm
    Source: hra-news.org/fa/religious-minorities/b-171 Translation by Iran Press Watch Farhad Eghbali, a Bahai prisoner of conscience from Gorgan, has been exiled to Raja’i Shahr prison of Karaj, where he is currently in the quarantine unit. Mr. Eghbali was one of about twenty Baha’is, and some Muslims accused of associating with Baha’is, who were arrested in Gorgan in November, 2012. His 5-year sentence was confirmed by the court of review on August 27, and he began his sentence in Gorgan on the same day. At some stage he was transferred to Evin prison, in Tehran, and now to…
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    Sen's daily

  • Fifty businesses closed down following Bahai Holy Day observances

    Sen
    27 Oct 2014 | 3:14 pm
    HRANA, October 27, 2014. Over fifty Bahai-run businesses in Iran were shut down on October 26, in Bandar Abbas, Kerman, Rajsanjan, and Jiroft (the city formerly known as Sabzevaran). These cities all lie in the South-east of Iran. October 25 and 26 this year corresponded to the first and second day of Muharram in the Islamic lunar calendar — days on which Bahais in the Islamic world celebrated the births of the Bab and Baha’u’llah. Those Bahais who were able would have closed their businesses for these Holy Days. Bahais in the rest of the world have used dates in the…
  • Farhad Eqbali transferred to Raja’i Shahr prison

    Sen
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:12 am
    HRANA, October 21, 2014. Farhad Eqbali ( فرهاد اقبالی ), a Bahai prisoner of conscience from Gorgan, has been transferred to Raja’i Shahr prison near Tehran, where he is currently in the quarantine unit. Mr. Eqbali was one of about twenty Bahais, and some Muslims accused of associating with Bahais, who were arrested in Gorgan in November, 2012. His 5-year sentence was confirmed by the court of review on August 27, and he began his sentence in Gorgan on the same day. At some stage he was transferred to Evin prison, in Tehran, and now to Raja’i Shahr prison. Short link:…
  • Jamaleddin Khanjani and Ali Salanpour transferred for medical treatment

    Sen
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:33 am
    HRANA, October 21, 2014. As previously reported, on September 27, 2014, Jamaleddin Khanjani (جمالدین خانجانی), an 81-year old Bahai prisoner of conscience aged 81, and Ali Salanpour (علی سلان‌پور), another prisoner of conscience, were transferred to a medical centre outside Raj’i Shahr prison but returned to prison without treatment, apparently because officials demanded money from them. It is now reported that on October 20 they were both transferred to medical centres outside the prison. Mr. Khanjani, one of seven Bahai ‘Yaran’ (national facilitators for…
  • Four Bahais free on bail in Shiraz

    Sen
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:08 pm
    Fariba Kamalabadi (public figure facebook page), October 21, 2014. Mr. Farhad Sarafraz (فرهاد سرافراز), Mr. Sa`id `Ebadi (سعید عابدی), Mr. Shahram Mansour ( شهرام منصور) and Mr. Adib Haqqpazhouh (ادیب حق پژوه) were freed on bail on October 21. They are the last of the recent detainees to be released. Adib Haqqpazhouh and Sa`id `Ebadi were among those arrested on August 5. Shahram Mansour and Farhad Sarafraz were detained in Shiraz on September 1. Short link: http://wp.me/pNMoJ-28u Older items can be found in the archive, here. Even older news is here.
  • Judiciary moves to close the file on the killing of Ataollah Rezvani

    Sen
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:25 am
    HRANA, October 17, 2014. Thirteen months after the execution-style killing of Mr. Ataollah Rezvani ( عطاءالله رضوانی ), a well-known member of the Bahai community in Bandar Abbas (on August 24, 2013), the judicial authorities are pressing the Rezvani family to accept the ending of the investigation. On October 14, the Rezvani family and the lawyer handling this case were summoned to a Revolutionary Court in Bandar Abbas where Judge Emani, the investigating magistrate, told them that thus far no clues had been found regarding the circumstances of Mr. Rezvani’s murder, so…
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