Posted by: becketfund | January 26, 2010

Further Reading: Bahai Leaders on Trial in Iran

A NY Times article examines the continual hardships faced by the Baha’i community in Iran and the current trial of seven of the religious community’s leaders.  Reszvan Tavakkoli, the brother of one of the leaders being held, is interviewed in the article. In 1980, all nine members of the National Spiritual Assembly of Iran’s Bahais disappeared and were presumed murdered. Eight Bahais elected to replace them were arrested and executed the next year. Months later, six members of the local assembly for Tehran, all Bahais, were killed.

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