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Iranian Baha’is facing another “cycle of repression”

25 January, 2007

It has emerged that the situation of the Baha’is of Iran could get dramatically worse due to a ‘new cycle’ of persecution. In a report which the Human Rights Center for Iran has produced, the recent trends in Iran which target the Baha’is have been observed. These signs are concerns which point to the worry that further more intensive persecution could come about in the near future.

NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT,United States, 24 January 2007 (BWNS) — The Iranian government appears to be laying the foundation for a new cycle of persecution against Iranian Baha’is, said a human rights organization specializing on Iran.

The Iran Human Rights Documentation Center (IHRDC) said in a report released last week that recent events in Iran, especially when viewed through the long history of religious persecution against Iranian Baha’is, is cause for alarm.

“Given the Islamic Republic’s history of implacable hostility towards the Baha’is, and the [Islamic Republic of Iran] leadership’s personal animus towards the faith, the IHRDC is greatly concerned that the Baha’i community in Iran may soon face another cycle of repression and violence,” states the report.The Persecution of the Bahai of Iran is a new report by the Iran Human Rights Documentation Center. The report expresses concern that Iranian Bahais may soon face another cycle of repression and violence.

The 60 page study, titled “A Faith Denied: The Persecution of the Baha’i of Iran,” outlined a number of trends that bode ill for Iranian Baha’is.

These trends include the “return of populist conservative politicians,” “growing tensions between the Islamic Republic and the international community over Iran’s nuclear program,” the blatant collection of intelligence on Baha’is, and increased anti-Baha’i articles in the news media…

“A Faith Denied: The Persecution of the Baha’i of Iran” (see image) is a new report by the Iran Human Rights Documentation Center. The report expresses concern that Iranian Baha’is “may soon face another cycle of repression and violence.” – Source

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