Open letter to Iran calls for an end to oppression of students
Baha'i World News Service
27-Aug-2011 (4 comments)

NEW YORK — In an open letter to Iran's minister for higher education, the Baha'i International Community is calling for an end to "the unjust and oppressive practices" that bar Baha'is and other young Iranians from university.

"This letter affirms every person's duty to acquire knowledge so that they can contribute their talents and skills to the betterment of society," said Bani Dugal, Principal Representative of the Baha'i International Community to the United Nations.

"To actively deprive any youth of education is reprehensible and against all legal, religious, moral, and humanitarian standards. No government should deny this fundamental and sacred right to its citizens."

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by Mona 19 on

I agree with What Mr.Najafi has said and I have the same opinion. Thank you for reading the letter.


Ali Najafi

An impressive letter

by Ali Najafi on

I just read this. A very impressive and dignified letter. I suggest everyone read the full Persian or English text.

RostamZ -- I agree with you that the IRI will probably ignore this, as they ignore all the other human rights abuses that they inflict on the Iranian people. No matter the actions of the IRI, it is important to still hold the IRI accountable to the people that they claim to be governing. Moreoever, I think this letter also addresses misinformation that the IRI propogates, thereby educating the overall Iranian public.

No matter the cruelty of the IRI, our collective response should be one of dignity, integrity, and justice. Iran's government will, one day, ultimately need to reflect the character and will of her people.


You need a second plan

by RostamZ on

Mona, I don't think these letters would do anything. Do you have any better ideas to get to the skull of IRI.



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