The Persecution of Baha’is in Iran
Date: Monday, July 27, 2009, 7:30 pm
Location: Redwood Room of the Santa Clara Central Park Library, 2635 Homestead Road, Santa Clara.
Learn more about the official government policy in Iran that involves repression of the Bahá’í community. Bahá’ís have been targets of discrimination, violence, imprisonment, and execution in Iran since the religion began there in the mid-nineteenth century. Bahá’ís in Iran are systematically denied jobs, pensions, education, and the right to inherit property. More than 10,000 Bahá’ís have been dismissed from government and university posts since Iran’s 1979 revolution.
Seven members of the national-level committee that coordinates the activities for the Iranian Bahá’í community are currently imprisoned and under threat of execution. They are accused of “espionage for Israel, insulting religious sanctities and propaganda against the Islamic republic.” These charges are unfounded and no evidence against them has been brought to light. The Program will include personal accounts, information on how you can assist, music, prayers, and refreshments. LOCATION: Details at www.bci.org/sc
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