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US Senate presses Iran on Bahais

Published: 12.21.13, 20:25 / Israel News

The US Senate has urged Iran to free jailed members of the Bahai faith, raising human rights concerns as President Barack Obama pursues diplomacy to curtail Tehran's nuclear program.


In a resolution approved unanimously Friday, the Senate called on Iran to free seven Bahai leaders among other detained members of the religion. The Senate "condemns the government of Iran for its state-sponsored persecution of its Bahai minority and its continued violation of the International Covenants on Human Rights," said the resolution, the latest in a series of similar appeals from the US Congress.


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