Australian Baha’is are alarmed at the sentencing to death of a prominent Baha’i in Yemen for his religious beliefs, and are calling upon the international community to speak out against the judgement.
Australian Baha’is have welcomed the resolution on human rights in Iran adopted this week by the United Nations General Assembly, in which it called on Iran to release prisoners unjustly jailed.
Adelaide businessman Amin Tavakkoli has welcomed the release of his brother Behrouz, 66, who has completed a 10-year prison sentence in Iran for his religious beliefs.
Australian Baha’is have welcomed the news that Fariba Kamalabadi, one of seven former Baha’i leaders in Iran jailed for their religious beliefs, has stepped free from prison.
Spiritual celebrations are now coming to a peak across Australia as thousands of families, individuals and communities mark a special anniversary.
Former Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr and Greens Leader Senator Richard Di Natale have joined with prominent members of Australia’s academic, legal and faith communities in signing a public statement on the release of a Baha’i leader imprisoned in Iran.
Calls for the immediate release of seven imprisoned leaders of the Baha’i community in Iran have come from Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, NSW Education Minister Rob Stokes MP and distinguished international lawyer Professor Gabriel Moens.
Discussion about Iran is vitally important for those concerned about human rights, freedom of religion and a just world, journalist John Cleary said at a reception after a Human Rights Day service at the Baha’i Temple in Sydney on 4 December 2016.