According to the Baha’i World News Service:

The United Nations General Assembly yesterday adopted a resolution expressing “deep concern” about “ongoing systematic violations of human rights” in Iran.

Adopted by a final vote of 73 to 53, with 55 abstentions, the resolution took note of repression and persecution aimed by the Iranian government at groups ranging from women and women’s rights defenders to the news media and labor groups, as well as various ethnic and religious minorities, including Baha’is.


Regarding Baha’is, the resolution notes particularly that there have been “attacks on Baha’is and their faith in State-sponsored media, increasing evidence of efforts by the State to identify and monitor Baha’is and prevention of (Baha’is) from attending university and from sustaining themselves economically; an increase in cases of arbitrary arrest and detention.”

Read the full alert here.