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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.
A United Nations committee meeting here has determined that two Baha’i shrines in Israel possess “outstanding universal value” and should be considered as part of the cultural heritage of humanity as a whole.