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No Let Up of Baha'i Persecutions in Iran

Dear Source:
The plight of seven more of our Bahá´í brothers and sisters from the cradle of our faith in Iran, who were arrested recently by the Iranian government solely because of their religious beliefs, has prompted the National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahaís of the Virgin Islands to send letters to government leaders in the U.S. and British Virgin Islands. The letters are requesting them to add their voices to that of the European Union, United States, Canada and other world leaders who have condemned these violations of human rights.
Attached is a picture of the seven Bahá´ís who were arrested. From left to right: (seated): Mr. Behrouz Tavakkoli, Mr. Saeid Rezaie, (standing): Mrs. Fariba Kamalabadi, Mr. Vahid Tizfahm, Mr. Jamaloddin Khanjani, Mr. Afif Naeimi, and Mrs. Mahvash Saber. The first six were arrested on May 14, 2008, in early morning raids at their homes. The seventh was arrested on March 5, 2008.
Tony Scimeca
Baha'i Office of Public Information

Editor's note: We welcome and encourage readers to keep the dialogue going by responding to Source commentary. Letters should be e-mailed with name and place of residence to source@viaccess.net.

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Dear Source:
The plight of seven more of our Bahá´í brothers and sisters from the cradle of our faith in Iran, who were arrested recently by the Iranian government solely because of their religious beliefs, has prompted the National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahaís of the Virgin Islands to send letters to government leaders in the U.S. and British Virgin Islands. The letters are requesting them to add their voices to that of the European Union, United States, Canada and other world leaders who have condemned these violations of human rights.
Attached is a picture of the seven Bahá´ís who were arrested. From left to right: (seated): Mr. Behrouz Tavakkoli, Mr. Saeid Rezaie, (standing): Mrs. Fariba Kamalabadi, Mr. Vahid Tizfahm, Mr. Jamaloddin Khanjani, Mr. Afif Naeimi, and Mrs. Mahvash Saber. The first six were arrested on May 14, 2008, in early morning raids at their homes. The seventh was arrested on March 5, 2008.
Tony Scimeca
Baha'i Office of Public Information

Editor's note: We welcome and encourage readers to keep the dialogue going by responding to Source commentary. Letters should be e-mailed with name and place of residence to source@viaccess.net.