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U.S. Senate Urges Iran To Release Imprisoned Baha'i Leaders

U.S. Republican Senator Mark Kirk is the chief sponsor of the resolution calling for the release of Baha'i prisoners. U.S. Republican Senator Mark Kirk is the chief sponsor of the resolution calling for the release of Baha'i prisoners.
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U.S. Republican Senator Mark Kirk is the chief sponsor of the resolution calling for the release of Baha'i prisoners.
U.S. Republican Senator Mark Kirk is the chief sponsor of the resolution calling for the release of Baha'i prisoners.
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By RFE/RL
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Senate has urged Iran to release jailed leaders of the Baha'i faith.

A resolution passed unanimously on March 30 calls on Tehran to free seven Baha'i leaders sentenced in 2010 to 20 years in prison on charges that included spying for Israel.

The resolution also called on U.S. President Barack Obama to sanction more Tehran officials over human rights violations, including abuses against Iran's Baha'i community.

With some 300,000 members, it is Iran's largest religious minority.

It faced persecution both before and after the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (Republican-Illinois), a chief sponsor of the resolution, said its passage "sends a strong message that the U.S. will hold the Iranian government accountable for violating the basic human rights of its people."
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by: ahmed from: HP
March 31, 2012 04:18
The Bahais----

With some 300,000 members, it is Iran's largest religious minority.

It faced persecution both before and after the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

Down the centuries Iran has NEVER been a one-religion country.
If the majority are so sure & secure of their own beliefs, what is this persecution of minorities, about ?

by: arash from: UK
March 31, 2012 23:21
ahmed from: HP
I agree completely with you. Although I am not a Ba'hai, I like some of their teachings especially when it come to gender equality which most main stream religions do not grasp yet.

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