Belief Behind Bars photos

Photos from tonight’s event, Belief Behind Bars, about the human rights situation of the Baha’is in Iran:

The program.  The event took place on the top floor of the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill.  Anthony Vance, Director of the Baha’i Office of External Affairs, moderated.

Senator Mark Kirk (IL) discusses bipartisan efforts to support human rights in Iran, including the new Iranian Dissident Awareness Program.

Kenneth E. Bowers, Secretary of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of the U.S., discusses the imprisonment of the “Yaran”, the acting leaders of the Iranian Baha’i community.

Congressman Michael Grimm (NY) discusses his reasons for supporting H.Res.134 and S.Res.80.

Kathleen M. Fitzpatrick, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, provides an update on the human rights situation in Iran, including for Christians, Sufis, Arabs, students, women, and other marginalized or minority groups.

KC Porter performs with a group of international musicians.

Eva LaRue tells the story of one of the prisoners, Fariba Kamalabadi.

Fariba Kamalabadi’s brother, Iraj, talks about his sister’s experiences as a prisoner of conscience.

Photos of Fariba and another of the prisoners, Mahvash Sabet.

One Response to “Belief Behind Bars photos”
  1. Carol says:

    This was a very special meientg, and much needed, not just for those Baha’is who live in Iran but also for the American Baha’i community that has to watch these injustices brought on to its sister community. The readings and prayers were moving and straight from the heart. The biographies of those arrested were touching and sweet. Someone shared the thought that we should never be silent when we become aware of injustice, and rightfully so. I think we walked away knowing that we were more connected to our sisters and brothers, and more resolved to work on betterment of the world.


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