December 22, 2013

Resolution passed by US Senate, condemning persecution of Baha’is and violation of human rights in Iran

The United States Senate unanimously approved a resolution sponsored by Senators Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) condemning the Iranian regime’s continued persecution of Baha’is.

In the resolution approved unanimously Friday, the US Senate urged the Iranian regime to free seven Baha'i leaders.
The Senate 'condemns the government of Iran for its state-sponsored persecution of its Bahai minority and its continued violation of the International Covenants on Human Rights,' said the resolution, the latest in a series of similar appeals from the US Congress.
Senator Kirk said: “I am glad to see the passage of this important resolution. The Baha’i community in Iran has already endured too much. This resolution takes important steps in condemning the Iranian regime’s violations on human rights and pushes the Administration to do more to aid the situation,”
The resolution calls on Secretary of State John Kerry to designate the Iranian regime officials responsible for human rights violations.

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