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Baha’i World News Service Headlines: The Baha’i World News Service reports on activities of the worldwide Baha’i community and on events that affect the Baha’i Faith or its followers.


Santiago, Chile � Significant progress is being made in the construction of the Baha’i House of Worship here, the final one to be erected to serve an entire continent. Work has been completed on a complex three-storey structure and underground service tunnel, requiring more than 2,000 cubic metres of concrete and 190 tonnes of reinforced steel. Now the next major phase of the project – the…
UNITED NATIONS � Today’s vote expressing concern over Iran’s continued human rights violations demonstrates that the international community will not be swayed by mere promises of improvement, said the Baha’i International Community. “By its resolution today, the UN General Assembly says clearly that it expects deeds instead of just words from Iran on human rights,” said Bani Dugal, the…
GENEVA � Following raids on 14 Baha’i homes in the Iranian city of Abadeh last month, government agents summoned the occupants for questioning and urged them to leave town or face possible deadly attacks from city residents. “The clear aim of the raids and questioning was to create an atmosphere of intimidation and fear, so that the Baha’is of Abadeh would be encouraged to leave the city,”…
Parva Rahmanian and her family used to run a flower shop in Iran � until the government revoked their business license. The reason given was simple: as Baha’is, they were “unclean” � and so were their floral designs. The uncleanliness of the Baha’is was, to the world’s great shock and outrage, the subject of a recent fatwa by the Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. “We received a letter from…
Despite recent signals by Iran that it intends to improve on its human rights record, there has been little evidence of change, according to a report issued yesterday by the UN’s expert on human rights in…
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