Baha'i

Community Under Siege: The Ordeal of the Baha’is of Shiraz

The sentencing of twenty-two members of the Baha'i community of Shiraz to death for refusing to recant their faith in 1983 resulted in the largest ... Read more

A Faith Denied: The Persecution of the Baha'is of Iran

This report explores how Baha'i religious practice has effectively been criminalized inside Iran. Baha’is are subjected to a level of social exclusion and harassment in ... Read more

Crimes Against Humanity: The Islamic Republic's Attacks on the Bahá’ís

PRESS RELEASE   (New Haven, Connecticut, December 1, 2008) This new report from the IHRDC examines the Islamic Republic’s persecution of its Bahá’í citizens since ... Read more

Two Bahai residents begin their sentences in Hamadan

Ms. Sahba Khademideljoo and Ms. Sorour Sorourian began serving their 1 year sentence on May 23, 2010. They were sentenced in Dec. 2009. ... Read more

Court date for Bahai leaders set for June 12 2010

The court date for the next trial of the imprisoned Baha'i leaders has been set for June 12, 2010, at 9:00 a.m. The attorneys for the former members of Yaran (friends) received an official written correspondence notifying them of the trial date. The prisoners were allowed to have visitations with their families on May 27, 2010. The visits took place behind glass, except in the case of Mr. Jamaloddin Khanjani and Mrs. Fariba Kamalabadi who were permitted a face to face visit with their families. The prisoners had previously been allowed to call their families on May 23, 2010. ... Read more

Open letter by Shirin Ebadi to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Shirin Ebadi, the Chiar of the Defenders for Human Rights Center has issued an open letter to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, requesting the removal of a ... Read more

IHRDC Condemns Continued Persecution of Iranian Bahá’ís

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 2, 2009 NEW HAVEN - The Iran Human Rights Documentation Center (IHRDC) condemns the Islamic Republic of Iran’s escalated campaign against ... Read more

IHRDC Condemns the Arrest of Leading Bahá’ís

PRESS RELEASE (New Haven, May 15, 2008) – Yesterday the government of Iran arrested the entire leadership of the Bahai community in Iran in a ... Read more

IHRDC Releases Report: “Community Under Siege: The Ordeal of the Baha'is of Shiraz“

(New Haven, Connecticut, September 21, 2007) – In the spring of 1983 leading members of the Bahá'í community in the Iranian town of Shiraz ... Read more

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