The Human Rights Situation in Iran

by Pejman Yousefzadeh on August 15, 2010


It’s not getting any better:

The Iranian government has sentenced 7 leading members of Iran’s Baha’i community to 20 years in prison for purported crimes against national security. The 2 women and 5 men have been imprisoned in Iran since 2008. Amnesty International has condemned the inhumane treatment, unfair judicial proceedings, and egregious sentencing of the 7 Baha’is, whom Amnesty calls “prisoners of conscience jailed solely on account of their beliefs or peaceful activities on behalf of the persecuted Baha’i minority.”

I suppose it should come as no surprise that everything old is new again.

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