Baha’is of Iran suffer most egregious forms of persecution - UN report
August 30, 2019 10:19 ET | Baha'i National Center
Washington, D.C., Aug. 30, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Baha’is of Iran—the largest non Muslim religious minority in the country—have suffered the “most egregious forms of repression, persecution...
Recent raids, arrests and court cases against Baha’is in Iran
August 14, 2019 16:29 ET | Baha'i National Center
Geneva, Aug. 14, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Baha’i International Community is deeply concerned following a series of arrests, home raids and false sentences against members of the Bahá’í...
US State Department Condemns Houthi Persecution of Yemeni Baha’is
April 23, 2019 12:03 ET | Baha'i National Center
Washington, D.C., April 23, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On April 22nd, the US State Department issued a statement through its spokesperson Morgan Ortagus, voicing deep concern over “credible reports...
Baha’is urge parties in Yemen to include Baha’is in Sana’a in prisoners exchange
February 05, 2019 15:15 ET | Baha'i National Center
Washington, D.C., Feb. 05, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Under the supervision of the UN, the internationally recognized Yemeni government and the Houthi authorities are continuing talks today in Amman,...
Houthis accelerate court proceedings against Baha’is in Yemen
December 31, 2018 11:33 ET | Baha'i National Center
Washington, D.C., Dec. 31, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Over the last few days, the Houthi authorities in Yemen have escalated their persecution against the Baha’i community.Due to pressure exerted by...
Last member of former Iranian Baha’i leadership group ends prison term
December 21, 2018 08:00 ET | Baha'i National Center
Washington, D.C., Dec. 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The last imprisoned member of the Yaran, the former ad-hoc Baha’i leadership group in Iran, was released from prison on December 20 after serving...
UN resolution denounces human rights abuses against Baha’is in Iran
December 18, 2018 16:00 ET | Baha'i National Center
Washington, D.C., Dec. 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has condemned the Iranian government’s chronic violation of human rights against minorities, including...
Film and panel discussion to highlight ongoing persecution of Baha'is in Iran
September 28, 2017 18:23 ET | Baha'i National Center
Wilmette, IL, Sept. 28, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The release last week of Mahvash Sabet, a Baha'i leader in Iran, after a decade of unjust imprisonment was welcome news, but it highlights the long...
Rainn Wilson coming to UIC to Chew on Life's Big Questions
September 21, 2017 17:25 ET | Baha'i National Center
Wilmette, IL, Sept. 21, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Join Rainn Wilson for a fun and inspiring day-long youth conference (ages 15-25 only) on Saturday September 30 at the University of Illinois at...
Bahá’ís of Chicago join worldwide celebrations to mark the 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Bahá’u’lláh, Founder of the Bahá’í Faith
September 21, 2017 16:20 ET | Baha'i National Center
Chicago, Sept. 21, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bahá’ís of Chicago will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Birth of Bahá’u’lláh, the Founder of the Bahá’í Faith, on Saturday, October 21, 2017,...