Letter of Support for Women and Religious Groups suffering Persecution in Iran

Religions for Peace Australia

In recent days Iran has seen deep public unrest, with demonstrations and protests taking place in some 80 cities, triggered by the tragic death of Mahsa Amini, who was detained by authorities in Tehran on 13 September and died, while in custody, three days later. Religions for Peace Australia and its affiliates voice their concerns about the deterioration of the rights of women – and religious groups – in Iran.

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Updates on Baha’is in Iran

Australian Bahai Community Bahá’ís are not free to practice their religion without harassment. Arbitrary detentions and interrogations are continually carried out against adherents of the Bahá’í Faith throughout the country, and the charges they are accused of reflect the absence of freedom of religion or belief for Bahá’ís in Iran. Currently, more than a thousand Bahá’ís are awaiting their legal hearings on spurious charges or waiting to be summoned and placed into overcrowded prisons; their state of limbo presenting another form of psychological torture.

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