Persecution of Iran’s Baha’is ramped up: threats to “uproot”, prison sentences and psychological pressures
June 10, 2020 13:27 ET | Baha'i National Center
Geneva, June 10, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In the face of an escalating health pandemic, the Iranian authorities have ramped up their persecution of the Baha’is, targeting at least 71 individuals...
Houthis continue to hold pardoned Baha’i prisoners of conscience during pandemic
June 03, 2020 13:01 ET | Baha'i National Center
Washington, D.C., June 03, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Six Baha’i prisoners of conscience remain imprisoned by Yemen’s Houthi authorities, despite COVID-19 spreading to prisons in Sana’a and warnings...
Baha’is in Iran face accelerated persecution despite public health crisis
May 18, 2020 16:22 ET | Baha'i National Center
Geneva, May 18, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to hit Iran particularly hard, the Iranian government has further intensified its persecution of its Baha’i community. ...
Baha’i prisoners in Yemen must be released as promised
April 08, 2020 13:02 ET | Baha'i National Center
Geneva, April 08, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Two weeks after the televised announcement made by Mahdi Al-Mashat, the Baha’i International Community is gravely concerned that the decision of the...
Baha’i prisoners in Yemen to be released, say Houthi authorities
March 25, 2020 16:25 ET | Baha'i National Center
Washington, D.C., March 25, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Houthi authorities in Yemen today ordered the release of all Baha'i prisoners, along with a pardon for prisoner of conscience Hamed bin...
Sana’a court upholds death sentence against Yemeni Baha’i
March 23, 2020 10:24 ET | Baha'i National Center
Washington, D.C., March 23, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- An appeals court in Sana’a yesterday upheld a death sentence against Hamed bin Haydara, a Baha’i imprisoned since 2013. The Baha'i International...
Electrocutions, beatings and mass arrests: Houthis’ Iran-inspired campaign against the Yemeni Baha’is
February 24, 2020 06:00 ET | Baha'i National Center
Washington, D.C., Feb. 24, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Twenty-four members of the Baha’i community in Yemen are due in a Houthi courtroom on 25 February, in Sana’a, for the latest session of what the...
Baha’is punished for being truthful about their Faith
January 27, 2020 16:02 ET | Baha'i National Center
Washington, D.C., Jan. 27, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Baha’i International Community is deeply concerned by the surge in persecution by the Iranian authorities against the Baha’i community...
As the world celebrates bicentenary, Baha’is in Iran experience added pressure
November 04, 2019 15:32 ET | Baha'i National Center
Washington, DC, Nov. 04, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- According to the Baha'i International Community, Iranian authorities exerted heightened pressure on Baha’is around the country as people of various...
Baha'is Celebrate Bicentenary
October 22, 2019 07:00 ET | Baha'i National Center
Wilmette, Oct. 22, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Bahá’ís of the United States mark the 200th Anniversary of the Birth of the Báb. (Another Bicentenary? Didn’t they just have one?)   October...