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U.S. Slams Iran for Arrests of Baha’i Leaders 8 Years Ago

posted on May 16, 2016

Joe Sterling of CNN reports, “The United States condemned the 2008 arrests of Baha’i leaders in Iran Saturday and asked the Islamic Republic to free them.” Baha’is in the United States have said the leaders were imprisoned solely for their religious beliefs and have been denied any access to the justice system in Iran. “We join the international community in condemning their continued imprisonment and calling upon the Islamic Republic of Iran to release them immediately, along with all other prisoners of conscience in Iran,” State Department Spokesperson John Kirby said in a statement.

Read at CNN