U.S. Senate passes resolution condemning persecution of Iran’s Bahá’í

U.S. Senate passes resolution condemning persecution of Iran’s Bahá’í
U.S. Senate passes resolution condemning persecution of Iran’s Bahá’í

U.S. Senate passes resolution condemning persecution of Iran’s Bahá’í

Last month, the U.S. Senate passed Resolution 75, a resolution “condemning the Government of Iran’s state-sponsored persecution of its Bahá’í minority and its continued violation of the International Covenants on Human Rights.” It also calls on the Iranian government to release members of the Bahá’í community who have been imprisoned. There are currently 116 Bahá’í in prison in Iran, according to the U.S. Bahá’í Office of Public Affairs. We discuss the Senate measure and the situation of Iran’s Bahá’í with Glen Fullmer, director of the Bahá’í Office of Communications in Chicago. (Photo: Images from a Bahá’í cemetery in Sanandaj, Iran / Courtesy of the Baha’i International Community)