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Prominent Professors Denounce Restrictions on Freedom of Education in Iran

Posted on: October 17th, 2011

    HRANA News Agency – Forty three prominent professors around the world have issued a letter denouncing restrictions on freedom of education in Iran. For decades, the Islamic Republic of Iran has denied Baha’i citizens the right to attend universities and has blocked any attempts by the Baha’i community to establish institutes of higher […]

Children’s Rights Activist Afshin Hyratian Arrested

Posted on: August 24th, 2011

HRANA News Agency – Afshin Hyratian, a Baha’i citizen and children’s rights activist, was arrested on Saturday, August 20, 2011. According to a report by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Afshin Hyratian was detained while he was leaving his house.Following his family’s inquires, it has been reported that Afshin Hyratian is currently locked up […]

Mounting Pressure on Houshang Fanaian in Amol Prison

Posted on: May 31st, 2011

HRANA News Agency – Iranian Intelligence Agency has increased the pressure on Houshang Fanaian who is serving a four year sentence in Amol Prison, Mazandaran Province.Houshang Fanaian is a Baha’i citizen recently charged with and convicted of acting against national security and membership in Facebook. According to a report by Human Rights Activists News Agency […]

Fate of Saman Ostevar in Bam’s Prison Uncertain

Posted on: May 19th, 2011

HRANA News Agency – Saman Ostevar, a Baha’i citizen and children’s rights activist, who was arrested on March 2, 2011 in the city of Kerman, still remains in Bam’s Prison, and uncertainty surrounds his future.    According to a report by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Saman Ostevar is a Baha’i citizen who resided […]

A Letter Written by a Student Deprived of the Right to Education

Posted on: May 24th, 2010

HRANA – Nura Sabet, a Bahá’í Student deprived of the right to education, has sent a letter to HRANA, delineating the educational system’s discriminatory approach to her case on the basis of her belief in the Bahá’í Faith.   Here is the letter in its entirety: My name is Nura Sabet, a Bahá’í student in […]