Australian relatives are welcoming the release of a Baha’i leader after he completed an unjust 10-year prison sentence in Iran, but point out that the persecution of Baha’is there is unrelenting.
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.
Australian Baha’is today welcomed the news that Mahvash Sabet, one of seven former Baha’i leaders in Iran jailed for their religious beliefs, has stepped free from prison after completing an unjust 10-year-sentence.
Sydney artists whose friends and family have suffered religious persecution in Iran opened an exhibition of their work at Articulate Project Space in Leichhardt, New South Wales on 5 August 2017.
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.