One-Year Anniversary of the Imprisonment of the Yaran

One-Year Anniversary of the Imprisonment of the Yaran
by Adib Masumian

As of today, the former Baha'i leaders of the Iran, known as the Yaran, have been imprisoned for one year. They are being held on untenable grounds, namely “espionage on behalf of Israel”, “insulting the sacredness of Islam”, and “propaganda against the regime.” The seven have since been held in the notorious Evin Prison without access to to lawyers and very limited contact to their families. Their detention and pending trial constitute one step in a 30-year-long systematic campaign orchestrated by the government to eliminate the Baha'i community as a viable entity in Iran, the birthplace of the Baha'i Faith.

To commemorate this anniversary, Iran Press Watch has graciously created a video to spread awareness of the plight of these leaders as well as that of the general Iranian Baha'i population.

Please spread the word and keep these innocent souls in your hearts.


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by Bahá’í Lady (not verified) on

Dear Adib,

Please remind everyone concerned with the plight of the seven Bahá’í prisoners now unjustly charged with "Mofsed fel-Arz" or "Spreading Corruption on Earth" (a crime punishable by death)that there are meaningful actions they can take.

Two resolutions, H. Res. 175 and S. Res. 71 are currently before both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S.Senate calling for the release of Iranian Baháʹí leaders and other Bahá’í prisoners.

Readers of can find out whether their congressional representative and two senators have cosponsored either by clicking the “Action Alert” buttons at the website //

It is especially urgent to encourage everyone to contact their senators, as only seven senators are cosponsors of S. Res. 71 at this time.

Happily, H. Res. 175 has received good congressional support.

Please ask your concerned friends to go to and request that their Senators co-sponsor S Res. 71. It asks for the release of the seven Bahá’í leaders and fair treatment of other prisoners of conscience. It is urgent that more sponsorship by U.S. Senators is reached for the resolution to have weight.

Several Congressional resolutions have been passed by both houses of the U.S. Congress in the past that had a strong, mitigating effect on the treatment of Iranian Baha'is. It was these protests combined with others from across the world that essentially shut down executions begun in the 1980's.

Thank you from my heart to anyone who considers taking this action. We can and must stand up to the Iranian prosecutors and remind them that the world is watching.

Adib Masumian

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by Adib Masumian on

Since I created it from another location, so here is a Youtube version of the above video: