International Institute for Religious Freedom

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Bahá'ís (as victims)

Yemen: Interview with Al Hiwar TV station about wrongful imprisonment of Yemeni Baha'i

Interview of Rachel Bayani, Representative of the Bahá'í International Community to the European Institutions with the Al Hiwar TV Channel, about the case of a Yemeni Bahá'í, Mr. Hamed bin Haydara, wr...

Iran: Imprisoned Baha'i educator wins Raha Südwind award

Faran Hesami, Winner of the Raha Sudwind Award

Yemen: Baseless indictment of Yemeni Baha'i after 14 months of harsh imprisonment

In a betrayal of justice, authorities in Yemen have indicted Hamed Kamal bin Haydara, a Yemeni national, of being a spy for Israel and converting Muslims to the Baha'i Faith.

Iran: Increase in arrests highlights continuing persecution of Baha'is

The arrest last week of five Baha'is in Tehran signals a rising tide of detainments and imprisonments of Baha'is in Iran in recent months.

Iran: Threatening anti-Baha'i posters distributed in Yazd

A highly inflammatory and threatening flier calling Baha'is "godless" was distributed in the city of Yazd, Iran, last week on the eve of an important Shiite holy day.

Iran: Freedom of Religion or Belief Prisoners in Iran

In Iran non-Muslims may not engage in public religious expression, persuasion or try to convert Muslims. Proselytizing of Muslims by non-Muslims is illegal and can be punishable by death.The governmen...

Iran: In an unprecedented symbolic act senior cleric calls for religious co-existence in Iran

With so much bad news coming out of Iran in recent years, especially about the country's religious minorities, Human Rights Without Frontiers hails the courage and integrity of this senior Muslim cler...

Iran: Human Rights under President Rouhani

Presentation at the conference "Religious Minorities in Iran under President Rouhani" organised by HRWF at the European Parliament on 18 March 2014

Iran: Religious Minorities Still Under Attack in Iran

Despite government rhetoric on religious freedom in Iran, it is extremely difficult to be anything but Shia Muslim in today's Iran. The country's religious minorities still face harsh repression, desp...

Iran: Freedom of Religion or Belief in Iran

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was speaking recently to the Human Rights Council, where he expressed his frustration with Hassan Rouhani's presidency thus far. He said that Mr Rouhani has failed to ...

Iran: Bramhamist Christian, Zoroastrian, Sunni, Shi'a and Baha'i Prisoners in Iran

The following HRWF list does not claim to be exhaustive (*) but shows nevertheless the magnitude of the repression. Only the cases related to freedom of religion (freedom of association, freedom of as...

Iran: Security forces raided one of Baha'is university classrooms

Security guards raided classrooms of Baha'i students who are deprived of education and forced them not to attend these classes again

Azerbaijan : Non-Muslim religious minorities in Azerbaijan, a secular state

On 12 November, about 100 people participated in the conference "Christians, Jews and Other Religious Minorities in Azerbaijan" organized at the European Parliament by Human Rights Without Frontiers w...

Iran: Religious Freedom Incidents : January - September 2013

A report by Human Rights Without Frontiers

Iran: Freedom of religion of belief prisoners in Iran

A research work by Human Rights Without Frontiers