Thursday, April 29, 2010

OnRelease of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom’s 11th Annual Report: Baha'is in Iran endanged

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Today saw the release of the U.S. Commission on International
Religious Freedom’s Eleventh Annual Report on Religious Freedom in the

The report includes this chilling assessment:

"..... In early 2008, the Iranian parliament began considering a new law that would impose serious punishments, including the death penalty, on converts from Islam. In September 2008, a committee in the Majlis approved advancing the amended language on apostasy, which could be passed by the full Majlis in the near future. Although the Iranian government has in the past applied the death penalty for apostasy under Islamic law, it has not been explicitly codified. If the proposed law is passed, it would further endanger the lives of all converts from Islam, particularly members of the Baha’i faith, who are already considered apostates, even if they are fourth- or fifth-generation Baha’i adherents."

The full report is here:

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