The Iranian government has continued to violate the human rights of some of its citizens on the basis of religious beliefs and has executed and jailed thousands of innocent people in the face of opposition even from United Nations. The international community must do more to protect the rights of the Baha’is in that country because no one is free until we all are free. No human right is secured until we secure the rights of all our fellow citizens of the planet.
The following story is one example of the pain that some Iranians go through just for the privilege of following their own religious calling:
Toronto, Ontario, 28 April 2011 (CBNS) — When 81-year-old Ashraf Khanjani-the wife of jailed Baha’i leader Jamaloddin Khanjani, 77, was on her deathbed, her last wish was to see her husband, said Nika Khanjani, her niece, a Montreal filmmaker. But Mrs. Khanjani had to content herself with a photograph of her husband, which she kissed shortly before passing away on 10 March 2011.
“They had an old-fashioned and cordial, but very robust love.” Ms. Khanjani said of her uncle and aunt’s 50-year marriage