[PROVISIONAL TRANSLATION FROM PERSIAN]

 

[Translator’s notes appear in square brackets.]

[Personal information has been redacted.]

[The excerpt below is from the section of the article that pertains to the Baha’i Faith]

 

[Adapted from website:] International Organization to Preserve Human Rights in Iran

[Date:] 24 Shahrivar 1393 [15 September 2014]

 

International Organization to Preserve Human Rights [IOPHR] in Iran

Meeting of the United Nations Human Rights Council for Investigating the Situation of Ethic and Ideological Diversities in Iran

The twenty-seventh session of the United Nations Human Rights Council was held on Monday 24 Shahrivar 1393 [25 September 2014] in Geneva Switzerland. This meeting, which was held at 10 am local time, took an hour and half. The meeting was organized as a United Nations Human Rights Council [UNHCR] side meeting in Geneva Switzerland.

The topic of the Council’s side meeting was the situation for ethnic and ideological diversities in Iran and the human rights organizations sent representatives of ethnic-ideological diversity to speak at the meeting.

Ms. Beverly, a representative of the International Organization to Preserve Human Rights [IOPHR] in Iran, attended the meeting and presented a comprehensive report of the situation of the Gonabadi [Dervishes], titled ‘Unlimited Hunger Strike to Achieve Goals’[and] talked about the systematic violation of the rights of this Sufi sect in Iran.

It is worth noting that in this meeting Simin Fahandej, the representative of the Baha’is of Iran and Dr. Golmorad Moradi, the representative of Yarsanism[1] Ahl-e Haqq, both spoke and reported the violation of the rights of the followers of the Baha’i Faith and the Yarsan Ahl al-Haq to the audience and participants.

The members and representatives of the International Organization to Preserve Human Rights [IOPHR] in Iran, also met with key members of the United Nations, especially its human rights rapporteurs, concerning the systematic and persistent violations of human rights in Iran. They provided a comprehensive report on what is happening to citizens, especially the ethnic-ideological diversities minorities in Iran, a list of which will be provided for those who are interested.

 

 

[1]  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yarsanism