Tuesday, May 17, 2011

7, 734 Days of Injustice

As a follow-up to my last post about supporting the freedom of the seven Baha'i leaders imprisoned in Iran, I hasten to inform readers about a campaign lead by United4Iran. Here's the 411 from their website:

On Saturday (May 14, 2011), six of Iran’s seven Baha’i Leaders – Fariba Kamalabadi, Jamaloddin Khanjani, Afif Naeimi, Saeid Rezaie, Behrouz Tavakkoli and Vahid Tizfahm – will begin their fourth year in prison. The seventh member of the group – Mahvash Sabet – was arrested three months earlier than her former colleagues, on March 5, 2008. As the seven Baha’i leaders in Iran complete their third year in jail, protest their imprisonment between May 14-22, 2011 by participating in the below action.

  1. Make a poster indicating the number of days of imprisonment the 7 will have suffered by 14 May 2011 (7,734 days). You can also download a poster below.
  2. Take a picture or video holding this poster.
  3. E-mail the photo to share@united4iran.org to be compiled.
  4. Contact your local media with information about your protest and the photos.
  5. Share the press coverage by sending links to share@united4iran.org.



  1. Anonymous1:47 AM

    It's wonderful that there is this growing consciousness within Iranian society about the plight of their Baha'i compatriots.

    Even more gratifying to know that when organizations such as united4Iran speak up for Baha'is, they are doing so under their own initiative, not through any direct instigation by Baha'is.

    In other words, the people of Iran can and MUST be allowed to claim ownership of this nascent social revival. Albeit, it is the exemplary conduct and demonstrable innocence of the persecuted Baha'is that has been key in pricking the Iranian national conscience; motivating grass roots movements such as united4Iran into action in their defense.

    Needless to say, any direct action by Baha'is themselves in this field must be conducted under the explicit guidance and instruction of the institutions of the faith- with whom rests the sole responsibility of defending the Friends in the cradle of the faith.

    Regards - Fardin

  2. Anonymous4:09 AM

    All I can say to all non bahi women stay aeawy from this cult.