segunda-feira, 2 de abril de 2012

Statement to the 19th session of the Human Rights Council

The Baha'i International Community made a statement on the situation of the Baha'is in Iran at the 19th session of the Human Right Council held in Geneva. The statement cited the report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of Human Rights in Iran, stating that "The report [of the Rapporteur]...makes it clear that Bahá'ís have no rights in that country. The government subjects them to arbitrary detention, violence, and prolonged solitary confinement...courageous Muslim lawyers are condemned for defending them; their homes and property are confiscated; they are denied employment and access to university, and Bahá'í educators who provide alternative higher education for Bahá'í students are also put behind bars....The government is well aware that Bahá'ís are not a threat, that schoolchildren are not a threat."

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