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US Renews Call To Release Seven Bahai Leaders Of Iran

The United States has renewed its call on the Iranian authorities to release the seven leaders of Iran's Baha'i community and immediately guarantee all religious communities the right to practice their religion freely.

Speaking at a routine press briefing on Monday, US State Department Spokesperson Victoria Nuland said that on April 1st, the seven Baha'i leaders marked the anniversary of their cumulative total of incarceration of 10,000 days in Iranian prison for their beliefs.

"We condemn Iran's ongoing persecution and arrests of Baha'i community members, and we continue to be deeply concerned by the harassment and intimidation of all religious minorities in Iran, including its significant Sunni and Sufi populations, Christians like Pastor Yousef Nadarkhani, the Zoroastrians, and others," she told reporters.

by RTT Staff Writer

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