- World calls for unconditional release of Baha’i leaders and other Iranian prisoners of conscience
- April 4th, 2012
[BWNS 3 April 2012] NEW YORK — The plight of Iran’s seven imprisoned Baha’i leaders has been capturing the public’s attention in 12 of the world’s major cities, where a day of action marked the combined total of 10,000 days that the seven have so far spent in prison.
In New Delhi, India, around 200 campaigners carrying banners marched across the city in an action that was co-supported by the Trans Asia Alliance and the Asian Center for Human Rights. The Center’s director Suhas Chakma said, “Iran has failed to respect international human rights standards on fair trial and therefore must release the seven unconditionally.”
In South Africa, buses displaying the image of the seven prisoners are following routes in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Pretoria.
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- César | April 5th, 2012 - 2:30 am
It is a very shameful act by the government of a county that claims to be advanced and progressive. In the 21 century!!
Until when such barbaric acts will be committed? It is time to liberate such citizens.
- Nasser | April 6th, 2012 - 3:24 am
The reason for the imprisonment of these seven innocent souls, the academics / administrators of online Baha’i university, the BIHE, and all other Baha’i prisoners which is purely because of their religious belief; by itself is an interesting Case Study. It is also interesting to know the way these souls conduct themselves, the way their family members handle their own frustration with dignity, tolerance and patience , should be highlighted and the wider international community exemplify such a unique and dignified behaviour.
- Dr. samuel Johnson | April 9th, 2012 - 8:36 pm
There is NO conspiracy. It’s all in your head (you are crazy)
- Vafa-Canada | April 10th, 2012 - 4:32 pm
THANK YOU to all those who fight for Human Rights and bring these atrocities to the public attention.
SHAME on those who promote injustice and protect Human rights abusers (i.e Islamic Republic of Iran & their agents).
- Steven Speilberg | April 10th, 2012 - 5:49 pm
Ok, Vafa, come to the front. Cesar, go to the back. Be more realistic. Nasser: I want more drama. “The reason for the imprisonment of these seven innocent soul” sounds too dovish to me. Americans will never buy that. You have to sound more neutral.
say “the reason for the emprisonment of the 7 Baha’is” instead. We need a photo montage of Ahmadinejad cuting the hand of one of the 7 prisonners. We will have human rights watch testify they saw it with their own eyes.