Baha’i Citizens Are Forced to Leave Iran

In an exclusive interview with Rooz, the spokesperson for the Baha’i International Community Farhad Sabetan talks about the Iranian government’s growing pressure on Baha’i citizens to force them to leave their country.

Demolition of Baha’i houses and cemeteries, denial of access to higher education, expulsion from universities, widespread arrests and the prevention of doing business in Iran are among the policies pursued by the Iranian regime against Baha’is, according to Sabetan and human rights activists and organizations.

In the same light, last week it was announced that the motion to reduce the prison terms of seven Baha’i leaders from twenty years to ten was rejected by an Iranian court whose judge cited Sharia law for his ruling.

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