Dear Baha’i friends, I thought you might like to know this. Last week, on the 25 October the European Parliament approved a resolution on Iran.
This resolution expresses concern about the overall situation of Human Rights in Iran, referring the status of several religious and ethnic minorities. The specific situation of the Baha’is is mentioned twice.
The European Parliament remember us that "members of the religious community of the Baha'iscannot exercise their faith, are exposed to severe persecution and deprived of virtually allcivil rights (e.g. property rights, access to higher education), and whereas their religious sites are being vandalised"
And also "Calls on the authorities to respect internationally recognised legal safeguards withregard to persons belonging to religious minorities, officially recognised or otherwise;
condemns the current disrespect of minority rights and calls for minorities to be able toexercise all rights granted by the Iranian Constitution and international law; further callson the authorities to eliminate all forms of discrimination on religious or ethnic grounds or against persons belonging to minorities, such as Kurds, Azeris, Arabs, Baluchis and Baha'is;
calls in particular for the de facto ban on practising the Baha'i faith to be lifted....