un calls on iran to stop persecution of baha’is

Newly released by the Baha’i World News Service:

UN calls on Iran to stop persecution of Baha’is

UNITED NATIONS, 17 December 2005 (BWNS) — For the 18th time since 1985, the United Nations General Assembly has passed a resolution expressing “serious concern” over the human rights situation in Iran, also making specific mention of the ongoing persecution of the Baha’i community there.

The resolution, which had been put forward by Canada and co-sponsored by 46 countries including Australia, the European Union, and the United States, passed by a vote of 75 to 50 on 16 December 2005.

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