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||The European Parliament, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and the United Nations Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities adopted resolutions on the plight of the Bahá’ís in Iran. [BW19:38]
||European Union; United Nations; Persecution, Iran; Persecution, Other; Persecution; Human rights
|1985 6 – 9 Jul
||The European Bahá’í Youth Conference was held in Antwerp, Belgium, in July 1985, and was attended by some 1,450 youth from 45 nations. The youth addressed the European Parliament and the Council of Europe in letters which told of their resolve to put into action the International Youth Year themes of ‘Participation, Development and Peace’. The youth spoke of programs in which Bahá’ís were supporting the themes, including human rights education and social and economic development projects. [BW19:301]
For picture see BW19:315.
||Antwerp; Belgium; Europe
||Conferences, Bahai; Conferences, Youth; Conferences, International; Youth; International Youth Year; European Union
|2009 17 Feb
||The European Union expressed their concerns that, after being held for so long without due process, the Yaran would not receive a fair trial. The EU therefore requested the Islamic Republic of Iran to allow independent observation of the judicial proceedings and to reconsider the charges
brought against these individuals.
[Declaration by the Presidency on behalf of the European Union on the trial with seven Bahá'í leaders in Iran ]
||European Union; Yaran; persecution, Iran; Z****
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- Power and the Bahá'í community, by Moojan Momen, in Lights of Irfan, 19 (2018). While Baha'i social teachings may have sounded new and exciting a century ago, that is no longer the case today. The problem the world faces is not in the principles that would lead to a better society, but in their application. [about]