Bahai News - US condemns Iran over Baha'i jail sentences
Wednesday, April 21, 1999 Published at 12:04 GMT 13:04 UK
US condemns Iran over Baha'i jail sentences
The United States has condemned the Iranian government's persecution of
the followers of the Baha'i faith and called on President Mohammed Khatami
to set free all those jailed for their religious beliefs.
A White House spokesman said Washington was deeply concerned by the
recent sentencing of four Iranian Baha'is to jail terms of between three
and ten years.
The four were convicted for teaching Baha'i religious classes.
From the newsroom of the BBC World Service
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