Bahá'í Library Online
.. . .
Back to Newspaper articles archive: 1998

    Execution of Bahá'í in Iran

    Geneva (dpa) - The UNO High Commissioner for human rights has condemned the execution of a member of the Bahá'í religion in Iran. Ruhullah Rawhani was hung last Tuesday, because he brought allegedly converted a Muslim to go over to the Bahá'í faith, reported the High Commissioner on Friday in Geneva.

    Rawhani sat ten months in prison before his execution without contact to the outside world.

    According to UNO-Information, on similar basis, three further death sentences were pronounced against members of the Bahá'í religion.

    The High Commissioner appealed to the Iranian regime to spare the lives of these three men "the only accusation against them being the affiliation directed to a certain Faith".

. .