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“All human beings are born free and equal

in dignity and rights.”

- Universal Declaration of Human Rights

The Baha’i Seven

The Baha’i Seven are former Baha'i leaders in Iran who have been deprived of the rights accorded to prisoners under Iran's own laws and regulations.  Prior to their arrests in 2008, the seven were members of an ad hoc national-level group that attended to the spiritual and social needs of Iran's Baha'i community. In September 2010 they were told that their sentences had been reduced to 10 years after an appeal court acquitted them of some of the charges, including espionage, but they have never been given a written copy of either of the court verdicts. It was first reported on 18 March, 2011 that the 20-year sentence had been reinstated.

Afif Naeimi


Behrouz Tavakkoli
Advocate: Rep. Ted
Deutch (D-FL)

Jamaloddin Khanjani


Vahid Tizfahm


Fariba Kamalabadi
Advocate: Rep. Suzanne
Bonamici (D-OR)

Mahvash Sabet
Advocate:  Rep. Jan
Schakowsky (D-IL)

Saeid Rezaie
Advocate: Rep. Lynn
Jenkins (R-KS)