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Runners have taken to the streets in Bangalore, India, to support a marathon aiming to raise awareness about human rights abuses in Iran.
Senior religious figures in the UK have called for the release of seven Baha’i leaders currently serving harsh prison sentences in Iran.
A growing number of governments, civil society groups and individuals are opposing harsh prison sentences handed down to Iran's seven Baha'i leaders.
The prison sentences of 20 years meted out to seven Baha’i leaders in Iran have been condemned by governments and NGOs across the world.
Reports have been received indicating that seven Iranian Baha'i leaders have each received jail sentences of 20 years for charges they deny.
The judge presiding over the trial of seven Baha’i leaders in Iran has extended their detention by two months, while they still await a verdict.
Seven Baha’i leaders in Iran, imprisoned for more than two years, face their fourth court appearance on 12 June. There are currently some 38 Baha’is in detention in Iran.
A global day of action demanding an end to human rights abuses against minorities in Iran, and particularly the Baha’i community, has been called for 12 June.
Seven jailed Iranian Baha’i religious leaders faced a third court session in their ongoing trial in Tehran on 12 April. No details of the closed hearing are available.
Baha'is have expressed gratitude to Iranian scholars, writers and artists across the world who signed a recent open letter apologizing for silence during Iran’s long-running mistreatment of them.
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