Persecution of the Baha'i Community

Seven Days in Remembrance of Seven Years for the Seven Baha’i Leaders

From 14 May through 20 May, people around the world will join in a global campaign to mark the seventh anniversary of the arrest and imprisonment of the seven Iranian Baha’i leaders.

For more about their story and the campaign, click here.

The Baha'i International Community works to protect the rights of persecuted Baha'i communities. In Iran, where the Faith continues to be viewed as heretical to Islam, Baha'is comprise the largest religious minority. Since the Islamic Revolution of 1979, Baha'is have been systematically denied access to higher education, employment; and have been subjected to summary arrests and detentions. They have never been able to openly practice their religion. Our Office continues to work to defend the rights of Baha'is wherever their freedom to participate and to contribute fully to the life of society is denied.