The shortage becomes even more glaring when we know that from the outset of the 1979 Islamic Revolution some Baha’i doctors have been executed solely for their beliefs while the rest were dismissed from their positions for the same reason. Between 1979 and 1981, the new Islamic Republic government expelled all Baha’is working in healthcare, regardless of their experience and expertise, from government hospitals and medical centers.
“The new coronavirus kills one person every 10 minutes in Iran,” according to Kianush Jahanpur, Iran’s health ministry spokesman tweeted
“The new coronavirus kills one person every 10 minutes in Iran,” according to Kianush Jahanpur, Iran’s health ministry spokesman tweeted. “Based on our information, every 10 minutes one person dies from the coronavirus and some 50 people become infected with the virus every hour in Iran.” On Tuesday, March 24, the death toll in the Middle East’s worst-affected country climbed to 1,934. More than 24,811 Iranians are currently infected.
Iran’s mullah regime refused on Tuesday to grant a temporary release to four imprisoned Christians amid a release of some 85,000 prisoners, including political prisoners, in an effort to stop the spread of the Middle East’s worst outbreak of the coronavirus.
Iran has the fourth-highest death toll from coronavirus in the world but many analysts suspect the numbers of cases and deaths are much higher than the country is willing to report.
On March 14, 2020, 30 Baha’i citizens were summoned to Branch 10 of the Revolutionary Court of Shiraz. Their summon was related to a case that was opened back in 2016 by the Intelligence Ministry. They were charged with “membership in an opposition group” and “propaganda against the state”. They were identified as following
A recent report from an independent government commission says that some of the world’s governments — including the repressive regimes of China and Iran — have made matters worse for people’s religious freedom as a result of their efforts to address the spread of the new coronavirus, formally known as COVID-19
On March 14, at least 26 Baha’i citizens in Shiraz were summoned to Branch 10 of the Shiraz Revolutionary Court, to answer charges, and are required to report to the Court within seven days of the summon
In a never-ending series of persecution and discrimination, the Kurdish minority in Iran suffers from the systematic policy of the regime that is dominated by the Twelver Shi’a clerical sect. The Kurds constitute the largest Sunni minority in the entire country, and represent 10 percent of the Iranian population
Iran has decided to extend the prison sentence of a recently imprisoned Christian convert due to his support for “Evangelical Zionist Christianity,” the persecution watchdog Article 18 reported
A 65-year-old Iranian Christian convert who was sentenced to three years in prison for “insulting Islamic sacred beliefs” in January has been sentenced to two more years in prison while nine other converts lost appeals of their five-year sentences.