Persecution of the Baha'is in Iran

US again accuses Iran of persecuting Baha'i community

The United States has again accused Iran of persecuting members of the Baha'i faith and urged it to lift the death sentences imposed on six Baha'is.

A spokesman for the US State Department referred to the recent house raids and the arrest of more than thirty Iranian Baha'is associated with a Baha'i education network as the latest evidence of Iran's restrictions on the religion.

The some three-hundred-thousand Baha'is living in Iran are the country's largest religious minority.

Teheran denies any persecution but refuses to recognise the faith which it regards as a heresy.

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