Click on any of the images of the individuals above to learn more of their history. The seven individuals shown above were imprisoned in Iran in 2008 after being sentenced to 20 years solely because of their religion. Prior to that time they were
the leaders of the Iranian Bahá'í community. The Bahá'í Faith is the largest non-Muslim religion in Iran and is the second most wide-spread religion
in the world. Yet the Iranian government continues to deny this community basic human rights, not only preventing them from actively practising their religion but from earning a livelihood,
enrolling in higher education and burying the dead in conformity with the laws of the religion. Bahá'í cemeteries in Iran have have destroyed. To learn more about the status of
Bahá'ís in Iran, you may wish to view The Bahá'í World News Service among other sources of information.