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As students get ready to start university in the UK . . .

15/09/2011

. . . spare a thought for Baha’is who want to study in Iran.

It has been announced that the Baha’i Institute for Higher Education (BIHE) has been declared illegal by the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology.

Now, in an open letter to Iran’s minister for higher education, the Baha’i International Community is calling for an end to “the unjust and oppressive practices” that bar Baha’is and other young Iranians from university.

Read the letter in English here

Bani Dugal, Principal Representative of the Baha’i International Community to the United Nations, said: “To actively deprive any youth of education is reprehensible and against all legal, religious, moral, and humanitarian standards. No government should deny this fundamental and sacred right to its citizens.”

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