Thursday, 28 August 2008

Is 300,000 not enough? Let’s import 3 more from Yemen

The government of Islamic Republic of Iran are persecuting the Baha’is in Iran, the largest religious minority for last three decades. Now Yemen is following the footsteps of the Iranian government by imprisoning three Baha’is in Yemen.

The Baha’i International Community announced that three Baha’is currently imprisoned in Yemen are facing the possibility of imminent deportation to Iran, where Baha’is are intensely persecuted and they would likely face imprisonment and torture.

Bani Dugal, the principal representative of the Baha'i International Community to the United Nations said:

“We are gravely concerned about the fate of these three Baha'is, who are being held without charges in a case that is clearly based on religious persecution,”

“Although the three have lived in Yemen for more than 25 years, they hold Iranian passports and we have come to believe that the Yemeni government may be planning to deport them to Iran, where the government is waging a systematic campaign against Baha'is.

For details please refer to the Baha’i World News Service

Radio Farda published this news in Farsi in the following link

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