Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Facebook | Iran Press Watch: Trial of seven Baha’i leaders under way in Tehran

After being held more than 20 months in Iran's infamous Evin prison, the trial of seven imprisoned Baha'i leaders began today in Iran. Initial reports indicate that the trial is being held and is marked by numerous violations of legal due process."We understand that no observers were allowed in the court," said Diane A......la'i, the Baha'i International Community's representative to the United Nations in Geneva."We find this completely outrageous, given that these seven have been held purely because of their religious beliefs, in total contradiction to any human rights standards."We understand that even the lawyers had to argue their way inside the court ..."



"We understand that even the lawyers had to argue their way inside the court – lawyers who in any case had virtually no access to the accused for nearly two years."
Facebook Iran Press Watch: Trial of seven Baha’i leaders under way in Tehran

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